THE MUSKY HUNTER (SEASON 10) — EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS 2016
January 2, 2016: Shallow Cover Strategies
Early summer musky fishing revolves around the most abundant shallow cover available. Depending upon the water, the shallow cover may be weeds, rocks or timber. Jim Saric and trophy hunter Tom Sullivan outline a strategy for pulling muskies from shallow cover.
January 9, 2016: Northwest Angle Assault
The Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada is known as musky central. There are thousands of islands with hundreds of spots that all seem like they can hold muskies. Jim Saric and Legendary Hall of Fame angler Spence Petros provide insight on locating and catching muskies in this area. Spence also reflects upon the evolution and revolution of musky fishing.
January 16, 2016: The Flooded Forest
Everyone has fished a lake when the water was high, but water levels 20 feet above normal pool takes high water to a whole new level. Jim Saric, and pro guides Gregg Thomas and Tony Grant use a combination of casting and trolling techniques to battle the high waters of Cave Run Lake in Kentucky.
January 23, 2016: Kawartha Escape
The Kawartha Lakes, located 100 miles northeast of Toronto, are loaded with muskies that can be caught by fishing a variety of techniques. These waters are similar to many northern WI waters but are much larger in size. Jim Saric, and musky hunters John Cowan and Tim O’Reilly highlight the many patterns on the Kawartha Lakes that make them a perfect summer escape.
January 30, 2016: Early Season Secrets
Every musky hunter can’t wait to jump-start their season, and the many southern musky fisheries make that possible earlier than ever before. First, Jim Saric and Duane Serck fish an Illinois reservoir in early spring. Then, Jim and pro guides Cory Allen and Jake Priegel reveal the secrets to catching the monster muskies of Tennessee’s Melton Hill Lake.
February 6, 2016: The Nipissing Express
Lake Nipissing, the headwaters of the French River in Ontario Canada, is known throughout the musky range as premier trophy water. However, Nipissing is big water containing large musky spots. Success on Lake Nipissing requires both a casting and trolling approach to locate and dissect the musky holding areas. First, Jim Saric, Mike Lazarus and Tom Sullivan troll in late fall; then Jim, pro guide Dan Colomby and Regan Thompson from Mashkinonje Lodge cast the West Arm in summer.
February 13, 2016: Fall Migration
In late fall, muskies make a migration toward their spawning areas. In the Great Lakes, these areas include the mouths of rivers. Trolling is a great way to keep in contact with these migrating muskies, and put you one strike away from a giant. Jim Saric and Trophy Hunter Tom Sullivan troll Lake St. Clair in search of a late season trophy in this can’t-miss episode.
February 20, 2016: Sandy’s Style
Lake of the Woods Legendary Guide Bill Sandy is known for his calm demeanor and incredible boatside maneuvers, with big muskies chasing his lures at boatside. In this episode, Jim Saric and Legendary angler Bill Sandy reveal some tips on triggering muskies on the figure 8.
February 27, 2016: Rebound
Throughout the season, storms can impact your musky success. As a storm approaches, musky fishing can be fast and furious; however, after the storm passes, it takes awhile for the musky fishing to rebound. In this scenario, it takes much more effort to trigger strikes until the weather stabilizes. First, Jim Saric and Tom Sullivan battle strong winds at the tail-end of a storm; then, Jim and pro guide Mike Hulbert try to locate muskies after a giant storm.
March 5, 2016: Stoco Muskies
Located near Tweed in eastern Ontario, Canada, is the Moira River. Two musky lakes that are part of this system are Stoco and Moira lakes. These lakes offer a great opportunity at both numbers and trophy muskies. Jim Saric and musky hunter John Cowan explore Stoco Lake and provide tips on attacking new waters.
March 12, 2016: Metro Movements
As the musky range has been expanded with stocking near metropolitan areas, some great musky fishing opportunities have developed close to many musky anglers. However, with increased fishing and boating pressure, consistency requires fishing at odd hours; a thorough knowledge of spots; and, the ability to modify lures to adapt to the conditions. Jim Saric, pro guide Ryan McMahon and musky hunter field editor Bob Turgeon fish the Minneapolis metro area in search of pressured-water muskies.
March 19, 2016: TBA
March 26, 2016: TBA