Live Bait Rigging Late Fall Pike and Musky

It’s hard to beat a lively supersized sucker minnow suspended in the face of pike and musky during the fall months. Wired2Fish’s Kyle Peterson and Ryan DeChaine enjoy a late fall day rigging big baits around prominent main lake structures loaded up with baitfish.

The key to success with big baits like this is all in the rigging; proper rigging ensures the bait remains lively, hooking percentages maximized, and damage to trophy fish reduced. We walk you through our in-boat quick-strike rigging method using simple tools and time-tested tricks that’ll help put the odds in your favor.

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