(Esox masquinongy) is one of Wisconsin's most important and unique trophies. Some great muskie fishing can take place in early fall of the year when the fish hit hard. Changing water temperatures and pressure and fish activity can make them hungry and aggressive. Live baits like suckers have been proven to be effective during the season.
The muskie is so highly valued in Wisconsin that the State claimed it to be the official State Fish in 1955. More world records have been landed in Wisconsin than anywhere else. a current state record and world record in at 69 pounds and 11 ounces. That muskie was taken from the Chippewa Flowage in Wisconsin. An awesome catch. However there may have been bigger muskies caught since this record fish. Other great game fishing in the Wisconsins fall of the year include, Gills,Crappie,Bass,Walleye,perch and pike. There can be some large fish of any of these species caught in some great inland lakes not only in Wisconsin but many states. I suggest if one is unsure as to what baits are good to use keep in mind that a local fishing bait store may have the answers. Or you may want to do some research before the season and go online to read on what the experts recommend or watch your DNR reports. There are many ways to find out what the game fish hit on during the seasons. Also you may want to look into some fishing magazines to learn more if your uncertain as to what baits work best during different seasons. One thing is for sure. Fall fishing can be an excellent experience. Enjoy the outdoors. Try to remember. Our planet belongs to all of us, and it's up to all of us to take care of it. Fishing for can be for life if we do our part.