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5 Best Muskie Lures

Top muskie hunter Josh Stevenson delivers his picks of the best muskie lures

Tackle-shop owner Josh Stevenson (mighty​musky.​com) is one of the best muskie hunters and most sought-after guides in Minnesota. These five muskie lures caught more muskies in 2013 than any others in Stevenson's arsenal. (See the feature on Stevenson's season here.)

1. Dreamcatcher Bucktail

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"These bucktails probably accounted for half the fish in 2013. The hair is reverse tied, so the lure has incredible flutter. Plus, people of any skill level can use one." dreamcatcherlures.com

2. Suick Thriller

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"I can get a fish to eat this lure when they won't eat anything else. Of course, I modify mine to make them act exactly the way I want, and those tweaks shall remain secret." suick.com

3. River2Sea Whopper Plopper 190

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"You can bomb this lure a mile, and all you have to do is reel it in. I think it catches so many fish because it makes a much deeper plopping sound than similar topwaters." river2seausa.com

4. Monster Lures Lil' Creeper

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"Most creepers are a real pain to tune. This one performs right out of the box, and unlike the majority, I can work it at any speed. I always have at least one in the boat." ­monster​lures.net

5. Supernatural Headlock

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"Muskies often follow cranks without hitting on the troll. You end up whipping the rod to impart action. This one naturally kicks right or left at random. It's a unique crankbait." blueribbonbait.com

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