Here’s a fishing update from our house guide Muskie Matt: As we near the close of yet another good muskie season we’re finding water temps are running 44-38 depending on the lake or area of a lake you’re fishing. Much warmer than normal water temps have made muskie hunting a roll of the dice. I’ve found a pattern that is usually good earlier in the fall to still be producing fish, with good consistancy. ALL my fish over the last two weeks have come on artificial baits. Not one hit on a live sucker. They’ve been swimming right by the sucker and hitting the artificial baits, weird huh? I’m still running live suckers but what an added cost… hmmmmm. Baits of choice are crankbaits worked in a pull/pause motion like jerkbaits, jerkbaits themselves, and what I call “messy baits” or those that have a very erratic pattern to their retrieve such as Reef Hogs or Undertakers. The last few days of muskie season should prove interesting with slightly colder weather moving in… hear us talking live every Sunday evening at 7pm about our area fishing on RFRG Outdoors at MuskieMatt.com, …stay tuned we’ll wrap up the season tomorrow night for you.