Melton Hill offers treacherous boating for those who don’t know the lake. Follow the clearly-marked
river channel to stay in deep water. Leave the channel and you may be in three feet of water quickly
so exercise caution until you learn the lake.
I created these weedless inline spinners to fish Melton Hill’s plentiful shallow cover. I’ll continue
to experiment with them because the smaller version at top produced a follow on a slow steady retrieve.
We used various lures to cover water depth on Melton Hill including, from top, Showgirls, Mantas,
small topwaters like the Whopper Plopper, various jerkbaits, Believers and other crankbaits.
Every muskie should be released in the best condition to preserve good fishing. Take time to
carefully handle, revive and enjoy each fish.