Monday was the monthly meeting of the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc. I've been a member for a number of years now and a big reason I continue is because of the excellent speakers they bring in each month. This time it was Operation Muskie angler Wendell Webb. He gave a nice presentation about dealing with post frontal conditions on Lake of the Woods (LOTW) in Canada. LOTW is amazing, and this would have been great information to have before my trip last fall. Mr. Webb shared some great tips for finding cold front muskies and was also nice enough to open up his tackle box and show us some rigging tricks he uses when chasing finicky fish. I don't want to give away all his secrets, but here are a couple points he made in the seminar.
- Downsize your lure offering.
- Increase your hook up percentage by swapping out the hooks.
- Move off the rocks and look for the weeds.