Northern pike and muskellunge are the nastiest fish to swim in freshwater. These apex predators can grow over four-feet long and eat prey two-thirds of their body length. As a general rule of thumb, they’re not going to waste energy chasing bite-size snacks. Pike and muskie lures have to be big, real big. Sure, some classic baits have stood the test of time, but new lures are constantly surfacing to give anglers a different (and improved) presentation. And quite frankly, these new muskie lures are some of the coolest baits you’ll see made for any species. So we weeded through the dozens of recent additions to the muskie market to find the ones worth a place in your tackle box.