Unlike walleye season, muskie takes a bit more preparation. This isn't the season of 12lbs test line–this is the season of 100lbs test line, 80lbs flouro or heavy gaged wire leaders and even heavier baits. All gear, lures, and anglers need to be in working conditions.
Some folks take is as far as lifting weights and doing stretches leading up to season opener, and we aren't saying you shouldn't take it that far. It's actually not a bad idea.
Below are a few reminders as muskie season ramps up. If you're feeling confident about these key components, take a look at this article: 10 Ways to Lose a Muskie.