January 5, 2008: Predators
There are two ways to get a big musky’s attention: speed and size. Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan illustrate how to use big profile lures and speed to trigger strikes from trophy muskies in a variety of conditions.
January 12, 2008: Timberland
Jim Saric and Chad Cain battle muskies in heavy timber and unlock the mystery of fishing the “flooded forest” that is southern reservoir fishing in early spring.
January 19, 2008: Monument Bay Monsters
Lake of the Woods is a massive body of water with thousands of islands and miles of shoreline. Jim Saric and hall of fame angler Spence Petros unlock the mysteries and demonstrate key Lake of the Woods summer patterns.
January 26, 2008: Fall Flexibility
Fall may be trophy musky time, but it is also a turbulent time with frequent weather changes. Jim Saric and Dick Heckel tackle some big muskies in a myriad of changing fall weather conditions, illustrating you have to be willing to change tactics to be successful in fall.
February 2, 2008: Reservoir Dawgs
Warm water and baitfish are the two ingredients to focus on when fishing muskies in reservoirs in early spring. While trolling a southern reservoir in early spring, Jim Saric and Charlie Buhler detail how wind, water color and water temperature can impact musky location and attitude.
February 9, 2008: Current Considerations
Whether the current is natural or produced by strong winds, one thing is certain: it attracts muskies! Jim Saric and Musky Hunter Magazine Managing Editor Steve Heiting scrutinize several current situations while battling trophy muskies in a variety of spots.
February 16 2008: Time Management
How to manage your time on the water depends not only on your familiarity with the water, but whether you are fishing for a few hours or the entire day. First, Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan illustrate different approaches to manage your day. Then, Jim Saric and Professional Musky Tournament Trail angler Joe McCartin discuss how to fish new waters and determine patterns.
February 23, 2008: Quickstrike Secrets
Live suckers are an excellent solution to catching muskies in fall. However, when used incorrectly, they can be deadly to muskies. Jim Saric and John Mich demonstrate how to use various quickstrike rigs with live suckers and how to use lures to decoy muskies to the boat.
March 1, 2008: Soft Plastic Solutions
Tough fall conditions require soft plastic solutions to trigger strikes. Jim Saric and Rich Belanger from St. Croix Rods dig deep into cover on a post-frontal bluebird day. Then Jim Saric, Brad Ruh and Dennis Lappen from Musky Innovations team up in a drastic cold front.
March 8, 2008: Windows
Feeding windows are periods of musky activity that are usually caused by environmental changes. Jim Saric and Pro Guide Mike Hulbert discuss how to recognize and maximize your time in feeding windows. After, Jim provides some catch and release tips to ensure the future of our fisheries.
March 15, 2008: A Musky Runs through it
Rivers are dynamic systems with rapidly changing water levels and moving baitfish. In mid-summer, the muskies establish home ranges on large food shelves. Once this happens, it’s a matter of determining where on the food shelf the muskies are feeding. Jim Saric, Pro Guide Mike Lazarus, and Tom Sullivan team up for some incredible summer-time trolling action on big rivers.
March 22, 2008: TBA (REPEAT)
March 29, 2008: TBA (REPEAT)