Upgrade: Esox Hunting

If you’re going after pike and muskies, you’ll need more than your bass rods. This isn’t finesse fishing—toss big baits with stout gear and tame the baddest fish that swim in our lakes and rivers.

Esox Hunting
Frabill 29 inch by 34 inch Conservation Series Landing Net

Frabill 29-inch by 34-inch Conservation Series Landing Net

Designed with safe catch and release in mind, the Frabill Conservation Series Landing Net features knotless mesh netting and a flat bottom. The 48-inch handle and large teardrop hoop is perfect for pike and muskie.

Abu Garcia Revo Toro Winch

Abu Garcia Revo Toro Winch

Designed for casting and cranking big lures, the Abu Garcia Beast features a brass main gear, an alloy frame for durability and corrosion resistance, and a drag that produces 22 pounds of pressure. The Toro Winch has a 4.6:1 gear ratio, providing the power needed to work most muskie and pike lures.

Savage Gear Glide Swimmer

Savage Gear Glide Swimmer
Savage’s 6½-inch jointed swimbait is great for a twitch-and-pause retrieve over deep weeds. It swims in an enticing “S” pattern on the retrieve and sinks slowly on the pause as it continues to glide. This dying-minnow action is irresistible to big pike.

Musky Mayhem Double Cowgirl

Musky Mayhem Double Cowgirl
Huge spinner blades create tremendous vibration in the water, while Flashabou skirting gives the Double Cowgirl bucktail lifelike action and a huge profile, making it an excellent baitfish-simulating inline spinner and an essential muskie lure.

Musky Innovations Bull Dawg

Musky Innovations Bull Dawg
The soft-plastic Bull Dawg is balanced with a jighead so it swims down at a 45-degree angle on the fall and swims horizontally on the retrieve. It can be used as a crankbait, jerkbait, or a jig, making it one of the most versatile pike and muskie lures in your box.

Fenwick EliteTech Predator

Fenwick EliteTech Predator
The light weight, power, balance, and blank stiffness of the EliteTech Predator allows muskie anglers to chip away at those 10,000 casts without tiring. This rod also features an innovative handle design with sculpted TAC material and EVA inserts at key locations.

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