The weekend proved to be seasonable temps and cold nights dropped water temps drastically. The sucker bite has begun to ramp up with fish moving into a fall pattern. Sucker supplies have been great with a average size of bait being 12-16". With cooler temps many of the lakes are seeing less boat traffic and less fishing pressure also.
Musky: Work off the remaining green weed edges at least a cast length with your artificial baits. I run one sucker in the upper quarter of the water column to trigger any fish that have followed baits in and convert them into striking. When having two anglers in the boat one sucker is suspended via a float and placed about 30' behind the boat just above the bottom. Covering waterat slow speeds is critical with .07 a max speed to keep your live bait at correct depths.
This week we are going to be 10 degrees above average which will be great for fair weather fishing but may slow the bite to early late evening feeding windows. If you are marking biat stick with it and larger fish will be present during majors and minors. The best part of running suckers is you usaully don't know what size fish you'll end up with untill it's closer to the net. The picture is from a sucker bite that we had and I figured it was a decent fish but till it got close to the bag did I notice that it was a hybrid. Good luck and tight lines!!!