A Musky with a Fancy for Bass

by | Aug 19, 2022 | fly fishing for musky | 1 comment

lake-fishingGranny and I put another 24 hours in on the house and at 3 PM today we headed over to my friend Bob Butlers house.  Butler is the Bob I’ve been floating with once a week pretty much all summer.  Bob and his wife Janna live on a cool little lake not too far out of Hayward.  We brought our boat over and joined them for an evening of fishing.


Granny-CurrierBob has been “musky tormented” the last week on his lake.  He’s run into the same big one a few times.  On his first encounter with the large predator the beast stole a 12” largemouth bass off his friend’s line.  Of course, not before towing them around for a few minutes.  Since then, Bob’s seen the muskellunge twice while in the same spot hucking huge flies.  But no luck getting the fish to eat.  Instead, it surfaces and looks Bob in the eye – definitely giving him the fin.



It’s got to be intimidating having a musky, in a sense, stalking you.  I’m teasing.  But indeed, this fish needs to be caught.  Neither Bob nor Granny have caught a musky on the fly so both were very intense with their fishing today.


bass-fliesUnfortunately, there were no musky catches or hook ups.  Not even a sighting of the huge bass-eating trouble maker.  However, the largemouth bass fishing was fabulous.  Granny and Janna each fished poppers and caught a bunch.


We followed up the lovely evening on the lake with a brie that included fresh sweet corn and brats.  Got to love living in Wisconsin!


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1 Comment

  1. Howie

    It is Wisconsin and the Musky here do stalk people.

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!