A boatside strike always happens when you least expect it.
It’s always fun to get somebody out muskie fishing that has never done it before. As you are about to see, they never really know what to expect until after it happens. You can tell newbies all about figure 8’s, follows, casting, and all the way to what happens at a boatside strike. However, they just won’t know until they experience it first hand.
Check out this crazy muskie fishing video with a very green muskie fisherman and see exactly how muskies strike when least expected.
That was just awesome! That very thing has happened so many times to me I lost count probably 100 fish ago. The only difference though, I’m at least doing a figure 8 but trying to count geese flying by or mimicking a loon by whistling when they boatside strike.
It just never fails. Remember, the next time you are out on the water, a muskie always strikes when you least expect it. Normally though, these fish don’t hit a bait without a proper figure 8, but these fish are so crazy, sometimes they do!