Mid-July is a good time to go musky fishing in Minnesota

The water temperatures are warming up and it might be a good time to fish for muskellunge. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. He says he sees more people looking for muskies. Glen says now and throughout the fall is a good time to look for bigger fish and muskellunges fit the bill. He says muskies are trophy fish and are rarely eaten. Schmitt says muskies appear later, which is why we see muskellunge fishing starting later. He says interest in muskellunge fishing is growing and Minnesota may be the best muskellunge fishing state in the country.

Schmitt says muskies can be caught trolling in open water in deep water. He says they will likely be suspended in water.

Many Minnesota lakes are home to invasive species. Schmitt says the DNR updates its list of infested water every two weeks. He says that starting in the early 1990s, Eurasian watermilfoil was discovered on a lake in Minnesota and that led to an invasive species program that includes 25 staff who work on invasive species prevention in the lake. ‘State. The department’s focus is education on what anglers can and cannot do.

If you would like to listen to my conversation with Glen Schmitt, it is available below.

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