Fishing Line Recommendations for Muskie


Go heavy when fishing for muskie or you will regret it when you lose the fish of a lifetime.


Action Lakes (Smaller Fish)

Line

30 to 40 lb. line will be fine.

Leader

Use a 100 lb. fluorocarbon leader or steel leader.


Big Fish Lakes
(Potential for fish in the upper 40 inch range and bigger)

Line

50 to 80 lb. test line is essential for the big fish.  Go with a braid or other type of super line because the diameter will be much smaller, which will allow you to get more line on the reel and cast much further.

Leader

Use a 100 lb. fluorocarbon leader or steel leader.


DO NOT BUY OR USE CHEAP LEADERS!

Seriously.  That tip right there probably will make thousands of people’s muskie trips a more memorable one.