Three Muskies One Day!

by | Oct 26, 2022 | fly fishing for musky | 1 comment

MuskyMy phone slipped out of my pocket during the early morning drive to the river with Bob and his son Gibb.  I had no camera for fishing today.  We had scenery I wished I captured.  It’s starting to look like November here in Northern Wisconsin.  The trees are bare and the sun stays low all day.

 

Regrettably, it felt like November as well.  We experienced a high of 44° with wind.  We were mostly in clouds although the sun managed to break through at the end of the day.  Not soon enough to warm things up however.  It was chilly!

 

Gibb-ButlerBut the cold temps didn’t slow down the fish.  If you read the blog you know Bob and I have caught very few muskellunge this year.  And the three I’ve posted all came this month.  Well, today we caught a boat load of fish – nine to be exact.  While Bob didn’t fish at all because he kindly rowed Gibb and I all day, Gibb landed four beautiful pike.  I landed two pike and three muskies.  THREE MUSKIES!

 

Currier-muskyI’ll admit, none of the Great Northwoods slayers were big.  In fact, one was a musketeer.  But all were colored up in a combination of shinny greens and tans with barring matched by few other freshwater fish.  It was an awesome day.

 

I got the muskies on my 9-weight Winston Air Salt on wire leader.  I stuck to my floating line all day.  I’ve been playing with sink vs float all season and I’m feeling/learning that the hungriest muskies seem to be hunting the shallows.  I can ride my fly high through these places without dragging bottom.

 

WisconsinThe return life to WI is invigorating.  Learning new fish behaviors and creating tactics to deceive them is the ultimate!  Stay tuned as Granny and I take some time off from fixing up the house the next two days and take the van and our waders to the muskie waters.  Finally getting Granny out!

 

Don’t forget the holidays will sneak up on you!  Visit my online store for “Gifts for the Angler that has Everything”.  Or order a Cliff Fly Box with my original sharpie art, a painting or order my decals as the ultimate stocking stuffer from my friends at Pescador on the Fly!

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1 Comment

  1. Howie

    3 Musky in 1 day is fantastic! Way to go Jeff. They look gorgeous.

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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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