Wisconsin Muskellunge Fly Fishing 2012 – Day 2

by | Oct 22, 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

October 20, 2012

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. 

We saw exactly two muskies all day.  Both were over 40 inches long and the way they raised from the depths to pursue my fly will always be remembered.  They were like ghosts and the distance between their eyes was nearly a foot.  But they were far too smart to be tricked by my feathery concoction.

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.

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    That is quite the fly Jeff, do you have the entire fly shop of materials on that fly?!

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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!