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Muskies Win Again

Mon, October 06, 2014

While Fall is great for river smallies, it is also prime time for Muskies.  Since my local river was running high, I decided to start my fall muskie quest with the fly rod.  Long time buddy, Todd Clanin took me over to Banner Marsh.  This is my first time ever fishing Banner and I liked what I saw.  Clear water with very defined weed edges.  We got there early and it was cold with a fair amount of wind.

Not too far from the ramp, Todd had a follow on a glide bait.  Then I had a follow right up to the boat.  The fish was really “hot” and I really thought he was going to eat right at the boat.  He even opened his mouth, but did not suck in the big fly.

Todd connected with a small muskie on his glide bait, while I had two more follows from small muskies, but could not get them to eat.  Todd had a few more follows as well but could not seal the deal.  Man, these Muskies are tough sometimes.

My quest continues on Friday…...............

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Mother Nature didn’t help us much Jonn. With the cold front that moved in I knew it was gonna be tough fishing. I can’t believe that we even got sleeted on! Well at least I had my Elmer Fudd cap on to keep me warm! You were really close to getting that one fish though. Your flies look great in the water and sooner or later you will get slimed again. Always a pleasure getting out with you!

Posted by ToddC on October 06

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