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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Catching muskies from the ‘wrong’ side of the boat

The author, Steve Heiting, with a big muskie. (Stock photo by Kevin Schmidt)

The muskie’s “shadow” on the side imaging electronics was unmistakable – and it appeared in the opposite direction of where we were casting. At my suggestion that he throw a cast at the fish to see what would happen, my friend Charlie Buhler lobbed a soft plastic bait.
As he worked the lure, a muskie appeared behind it. Buhler swung the multi-tailed lure into a big figure-eight, and the water exploded as the muskie grabbed on. What Buhler did to catch that muskie is what some anglers call “wrong way” casting. Let me explain.

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