Guidelines with Andrew Schiera: Northern IL
There’s no time like early fall if you’re a Musky angler. The days are getting shorter which means a transitional time for us here in Northern IL.
Last weeks rain and a few nights in the low 50s has dropped our surface temperatures to 68*. This has caused most of our Yellow Bass and Gizzard Shad populations to ball up on primary break lines in 4-8′ of water. The water clarity or visibility has been ranging from 3-4′.
That being said, the topwater or bucktail program has been producing for my boat. Size 9 Colorado’s like Chaos Tackles 9 shorts and Lake X’s Fat Bastards are getting chewed.
New River – Southwest Virginia High Water has dominated this week, but we are normalizing. Water temps have fallen back…
This article originally appeared in the April/May 1994 issue of Musky Hunter. To see more classic articles like this, subscribe…
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