Early Season Musky Luck Continues

by | Jun 10, 2024 | fly fishing Wisconsin

WisconsinBob Butler and I had trouble deciding what to do today.  Bob has a new lake boat and a new raft.  We opted for the lake boat trip.  It’s a fantastic Lund with an amazing platform for fly casting.  We hit a little lake known for having a high population of decent sized muskellunge.

 

 

 

walleyeNo matter the concentration of musky, in any waterbody getting them to eat and catching them is another matter.  There were other boats on this lake and we had some friendly conversation.  No one was getting a musky to eat.  However, in the perfect musky spot, I pulled out this 23.5” walleye.  I only measured him because I considered him dinner.  But I’m not sure of the size regulations other than if he was 24” I could take him.  Not quite.  Released for next year.

 

muskellungeI definitely like Bob’s new boat.  While we by no means smashed the muskies, Bob hooked one and I hooked two.  That’s a pretty good day.  The only one we landed however was this tiddler of about 32”.  I’ll take it.  My first musky of the year and you can see why I love Bob’s new boat!

 

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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!

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