Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Episode 264 - Matt Gunkel

Welcome to a gripping episode of the Backlash Podcast where we feature Matt Gunkel, a seasoned musky fishing guide. Matt unpacks precious insights about the musky fishing season and how weather conditions affect the fish's behavior. Learn more about his intricate journey in balancing work, family, and business, and hear about the latest developments in his charter company - So Ill Sport Fishing.

We explore the crucial role of technology, water clarity, and boat positioning in fish spotting. Discover the impactful role of local landscapes and hilly geography on fishing expeditions and understand the challenges and intricacies concerning water level fluctuations in reservoirs.

Learn about the significant impact of stocking on local fisheries, the struggles with natural musky reproduction, and the ways these factors shape the local fishing scene. We also delve into the heart-pounding excitement of early season fishing. Discover techniques and strategies such as rattle bait fishing, swim baits, and glide baits, and understand the importance of the right equipment for maximum results.

Join us as we delve deep into various angling techniques and baits used to catch fish in different environments. We debate factors influencing bait effectiveness, including water temperature and location, and discuss the role of boat selection in achieving successful catches. Listen in as we analyse the contradictory practices of northern and southern anglers, and explore why certain successful tactics are not widely employed.

Finally, enjoy tales of successful muskie fishing from So Ill Sport Fishing. Gain thrilling insights into bait selection, fish location, and seasonality. Understand the potential of jigs in muskies fishing and be inspired by stories of successful fishing expeditions. Gain the competitive edge from customized lures offered by Llungen Lures and look forward to your own captivating adventures in the world of musky fishing.

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