While yesterday was a typical mid October day in Northern Wisconsin with temperatures in the 40°s and a few rain showers, today was a warmer and mostly sunny. Whether that’s why we couldn’t budge a muskellunge to eat my fly we’ll never know. Another possibility to our lack of success was that we had musky anglers floating ahead of us fishing lures and live suckers. Unmolested muskies are hard enough to catch but to come up on them after someone fished a lure to them – your chances at catching them are slim.
The only fish that even swung at my fly was this scrappy fly-wrecking Northern pike. Northern pike sit high on the menu of big muskies. This dude was out on the prowl which means the muskies were not. Tomorrow is the last day.