MUSKIES ON THE FLY

Musky Hunter|April/May 2020

MUSKIES ON THE FLY
Fly Fishing’s Effectiveness — Post Birds & Bees
Logan Martin

The post-spawn period can produce some of the most productive hours ever for those who chase muskies in creeks and small rivers. I am no biologist so I don’t know everything about muskies post-spawn, but I have spent years on the water in the Southeast and have taken note of many trends.

Big Fish & Numbers

Musky action during this time of year can be sporadic and frustrating, but it can also be very rewarding. As a “fly guy” I prefer to fish smaller waters because they can really shine. From late February to the early part of June, creeks and smaller river systems see a spike in numbers and size of muskies. I believe this is due to the water farther up in these systems reaching the right conditions for spawning sooner than the lower/deeper sections. The muskies move up as does their food source, which gives them incentive to stay longer.

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April/May 2020