Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Lobster Topwater Muskies

1 post in this topic

My dad and I were out on Lobster today and missed some topwater fish. The first was on a LowRider right off a weedpoint and missed that one. Big ol' splash and flop but no fish on the hook. So we kept fishing the point and then left it and headed down the weedline a bit and then turned around and came back to the same spot. This time, I was using a Bert jerkbait and three twitches into the retrieve, WHOOSH another huge splash, rod bent and then lure was on top of the water, no fish! SO after that and only 1 other follow, the day came to a close. Why would a fish possibly smoke two different baits and not get hooked? Between those two lures there were 15 hooks that could have gotten into its jaw somewhere along the line. I do sharpen and file my hooks so I know they're razor sharp. I'm assuming the fish missed the lures, but was trying for them? Anyone have any tips/pointers/similar experiences?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • gunner55
      There was at least 5-6 places down the road from us that had people at them. A few showed up mid-day or so on Thursday but for most it was Friday am. With the nice weather on Saturday there was a bunch of boats out, most came out of the PA, I believe. We haven't decided when we leaving yet, so we should be here if you get bored. Boat, dock, lift are all in the lake yet so we'll be around for a while. Nothing really going on at home until turkey day anyway.
    • gunner55
      Rig / minnow, jig / minnow, we had some leeches along as well & tried them too. I was a bit surprised at the surface temps(~47) that day as they were 4-5 degrees cooler than where we fish most of the time, which is just east of Winnie / Cutfoot.
    • OhioVike
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      FishinCT, I had a tough time hooking fish even on a Lindy yesterday! Cliff
    • CaptJohnWis
      Fished ALL day with Mike. Started out good with a couple doubles on pike but slowed way down. Ended up with three walleyes, eight pike and about 30 bass. Couldn't mark many today whereas on Saturday I marked lots of fish. All on soft plastics. Today's video link Mike can catch em without crawlers video