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Are White Lures good for Muskies?

Yes. A lot of fishermen argue on this point and whether or not it is true. One argument is a white lure seems unfinished, like it was forgotten to be painted. With this unfinished quality, some fishermen think that fish won’t be attracted to it. Think about deepwater fish and their traits for a moment though.
Deepwater fish, like some muskies, can not see color well or can only see in reds and greens so they rely on a flash of light or action in order to see prey. A dark lure will not reflect a lot of light, so it eliminates the possibility of a musky seeing the action of the lure. Without that action and light, you won’t catch the attention of the musky, so you won’t catch as many fish.
Also, muskies primarily eat baitfish or other forage fish in lakes and rivers. From the lateral line down, these fish are silver, white or a washed out green. Seeing a white lure makes a musky think the lure is in fact a baitfish, so it will bite.
Yes black lures are effective, but using a white lure from time to time can give you the advantage when fishing for deep-water fish. I’m not saying to retire your black or darkly colored lures, but use a white one as another option, another tool to help catch the prize gamefish you really want. It could mean the difference between coming home with guppies and coming home with a trophy.

Lead Tackle

Do you still use lead tackle?
If so, you are endangering wildlife. I know it might not seem important that birds and other wildlife around your regular fishing spot are endangered but, they are an important part of the natural ecosystem and without them, the ecosystem would collapse.
Lead is a poisonous metal to living creatures and if ingested can cause disorientation, loss of appetite, lethargy, and death. Lead poisoning can be treated and there are some cases where wildlife has survived but, it’s an expensive process. Treatment is also very stressful to the animal and in most cases by the time the animal is brought in for treatment, it’s too late.
Wildlife can ingest lead in different ways. Birds ingest lead when they are foraging, mistaking the lead for the stones they eat to grind up food in their gizzards. Animals that eat birds or the remains of birds will ingest lead if the bird has eaten it. Lead sinkers and bits of improperly disposed lead tackles can be ingested by birds when they look for food.
There are many alternatives to lead tackle that work just as well. If you want to be an eco-friendly fisherman, you’ll retire your harmful lead tackle and use alternatives that perform just as well.

Gender in fishing

Hunting through fishing magazines, reading through countless articles and books, it seems that fishing is mainly geared towards the male population.
Oddly enough in 2006 it was recorded that 13, 414, 416 females fished over the 12, 618, 650 males in Canada (according to statistics Canada). With close to 1,000,000 more females fishing then males, why does the industry focus more on the fisherman over the fisherwoman?
Fishing is one of those sports that anyone can do with proper knowledge and the right techniques and equipment. So why is it that most pictures in popular fishing magazines show only males? There are sites for fisherwoman and they are not hard to come by. The main theme in these sites speaks more of bringing female fishers together while most regular fishing sites seem to focus on the male population.
Do not get me wrong though, there are a lot of popular and well know female fishers out there: like Kim Bain, Juanita Robinson, Sheri Glasgow and many more. These three women ranked in the top 10 in the Woman’s Bassmaster tour in 2008. It just seems that in every popular fishing magazine a male is featured in every picture, even though there are successful females in the sport.
So this leads to the question, why do all these fishing resources focus mainly on the male population when females seem to be fishing more?