2. Arm yourself with a heavy flipping stick, or even a muskie rod, and a level-wind reel spooled with strong, thin line such as 50-pound SpiderWire, which slices down easily into deeper water. Tie the braid to a three-way swivel, then tie on an 18-inch-long dropper of 12-pound-test mono connected to a 4-, 6-, or 8-ounce weight (the light line will break off if you snag). Finally, fasten a 4-foot leader of 20-pound-test fluorocarbon to the last open eye of the swivel, and attach a big spoon or a stickbait. You should run your boat at about 0.8 to 1.2 mph, but it's more important to keep your lure deep, so slow down and increase the size of the weight until your line trails behind the boat at a 45-degree angle and your sinker regularly ticks the bottom.