Guest Post by ProStaffer Keith Krafft
Musky are the most elusive fish I’ve ever targeted in my life; they truly are a fish of 10,000 casts. In our area, they’re predominately focused in rivers, such as the New and James River. The musky in these fisheries range in size, from a weight and length of 8lbs. and 28 inches, to upwards of 50lbs. and 55 inches, with a 50 plus inch musky being a great accomplishment.
The fish here recently finished up spawning and are beginning to feed up heavily. Typically, this time of year they’re hitting smaller- to medium-sized profile lures, such as glide baits, blades, swimbaits, top water, etc. My favorite way of fishing for them is using a Heavyweight glide bait, which puts out incredibly enticing side-to-side action that triggers nothing but ferocious reaction strikes out of these toothy critters.
The potential behind each cast, from 1 to “10,000” is something I live for; sometimes they fool you and sometimes it seems easy. If you haven’t taken a chance to get out there and fish for them, I promise you it’s more than worth the time and effort. They are an incredible fish that may leave you hooked, just like they did to me.