I haven't had the call for musky fishing, the people I talk to are catching a few. Of the diehards, one uses almost exclusively, swim baits, he showed me one morning at the dock, they sure do look like a real fish. Another, jerk baits pretty much all year, very good fisherman probably catches as many muskies as anyone on the flowage. A third bucktails which is what I would throw this time of year, they are easy for customers to use and are effective. Probably the most exciting way to catch a musky is on a top water, the hot bait lately are the fat bastards and dr. evils, I have both and have had some action on them again with the little I've fished them so far.
The most targeted areas for muskies this time of year are shallow shorelines. If you find shores with both stumps and some weed growth there will likely be muskies in that habitat. A part of the flowage I like for musky fishing in the summer is the east end, there is a lot of weed growth. If you want good action fishing you can throw a spinner bait like a boonie bait, it works through weeds pretty well, it will catch largemouth, smallmouth, pike and an occasional musky.These fish including big muskies can be in some very shallow water
I think some of the best potential for an exceptionally big fish are some of the off shore humps. These fish don't see all the baits that a lot of the fish do. It is a lower percentage chance of hooking into one but a chance for a big fish. I have the advantage of time on the water and knowing where a few of them live. The first time I saw one this summer I didn't see the fish just the splash, I thought it might have been a sturgeon. I've seen the fish twice since then in the same spot it is an exceptionally big musky. Another off shore hump a mile away, the same thing, that fish wasn't in the exact spot each time but within 75 yards. When I do get some musky fisherman in the fall I will be spending a little time on a few of these fish.
Surprising how well the walleye fishing continues to be. Yesterday they were pretty inactive with the completely flat water but we did catch some fish.
Outta time, sorry no time for pictures again.
Good fishing to you.