When targeting muskie in clear water conditions, stick to high retrieve speed lures such as bucktails, soft plastic jerk baits, and crankbaits. The best lures colors for clear water musky include black, white, and gold.
When fishing for musky in murky water, go with lures that produce a lot of sound and vibration. Topwater lures, wobbling crankbaits, and double-bladed bucktails all work great in such conditions. When it comes to lure colors, both white, chartreuse, and black have proven most successful.
Musky can grow to a very large size and have a lot of power in them, which means that handing and unhooking them isn’t always the easiest thing to do. That’s why using an appropriately sized fishing net is super important when targeting this apex predator.