While the average size of a tiger musky is between 25 and 35 inches and 5 and 10 pounds, this amazing predator can reach a maximum size of about 50 inches and 50 pounds. Most fish will, however, only get to 20 to 30 pounds.
The optimal weather conditions for musky fishing include colder to moderate temperatures of 50 and 70°F, falling barometric pressure, moderate southern or western winds, and an overcast sky. Light rain can also be advantageous when fishing for muskies.
While the average size of muskie is somewhere between 30 and 40 inches and 10 and 20lb, this large apex predator can reach a length of more than 60 inches and a weight of up to 70lb.
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.