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It has just turned Tuesday Jan 27 2009, and I am writing this after having passed out for nearly three hours due to exhaustion; not from laudanum like Coleridge when he wrote Kubla Kahn. I am somewhere nearing Toledo in a work van packed with tools, luggage, and tired workers.  I fell asleep with the […]

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I walked up the river, casting to any decent pockets I saw.  Most of the water wasn’t striking my fancy, but I came up on a fast run that cut through a deep hole just right.  There was an excellent well defined seam between the calm and fast water, and the fast water was very […]

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I haven’t been in the sport of musky fishing as long as some anglers, but I can still remember the days of being the lone nut out on the water using gear antiquated by today’s standards.  In the last decade, musky fishing has grown exponentially both as a sport and as an industry.  Booming musky […]

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The Manta swung wide from side to side in the cool water.  As it neared the boat, a large musky rose in behind it.  Each time the lure swung and paused, the musky would switch side to side rushing the plug as it turned perpendicular to the fish, vulnerable to the perfect predatory attack.  Each […]

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It was early evening in mid-July in Northern WI.  It felt good to be back up north, the waters near my home in the twin cities west metro had not been treating me so well.  I was able to raise big fish almost at will, but getting them to strike was another story.  I was […]

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