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    Well, Andy and I were not able to make our schedules work for a Chautauqua musky hunt last weekend and we moved yesterday’s trip to another date. So, we will focus on smallies tomorrow with traditional tackle. I am anxious to see if we end up contacting another accidental musky on lite tackle.

    Friday’s trip will be a bunch of gun-slinging fly guys looking for a musky or two. The upcoming weather looks pretty stable with little rain likely to hit the ground.

    Good luck and stay tuned!
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    On Wednesday, Seth and I grinded out a decent day of smallies and walleye. During the first 6 hours, we netted the bulk of our fish. The last 2 hours produced the only 2 legal walleye of the day. Water temps ranged between 64 and 69 depending on location. Conditions are tough with low, clear water and very little tributary influence out there at the moment.

    Today, we will chase toothies on the fly this evening and then right back at it Friday morning doing with the same game plan.


    Good luck and stay tuned!
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    We set sail around 4:30 and drove to our first spot. After 9 or 10 casts, Joe hooks up with his first musky on the fly. After a nice backflip, the fish hit the net at 5:10. That was the only fish we would see until Joe missed a small pike just before we quit at 9.

    Today, it will be Ryan’s turn to fish thru the areas first. Water temps climbed to 71 before the sun went down.


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    We decided to fish a different stretch of river yesterday looking for muskies. Joe enticed 2 nice fish to follow his fly to the boat but they just wouldn’t eat it. After 6 hours, we decided to switch rods and finish up with some smallmouth fishing. After landing several fish of various sizes (on Clousers), it was time to quit. As usual for this river, every bass caught had big bellies and were well-fed.

    Water temps were varied with an average around 69-71. No fishing for me (again) this weekend but we will chase muskies on Monday if the weather holds.

    Here is a pic of Joe’s first musky on the fly:

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    Good luck and stay tuned!
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    On Monday, Dylan and I pushed our start time back a little to allow the heavier rain to move thru the area. He was hoping to catch a musky over 40” and beat his PB of 39. We got to our first spot just before 8 and within 7-8 casts, he had the largest fish of the morning come in hot but spooked at the boat. We both agreed that fish was easily over 40. Over the next 90 minutes, he had 3 more fish come to boatside but none would commit. He did stick a decent pike and we finished up at 12:30. The other 3 muskies were in the 34-38” range.

    I plan to do some experimenting with a couple different musky presentations on Thursday. It’s always fun trying to modify low-water techniques hoping to get bit more often during the dog days of summer. Today and tomorrow will consist of taking care of some chores hoping to prevent a divorce.


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    I really liked 1 of the 2 modifications I tried out yesterday so today I think it will see some live action. We are chasing muskies and smallies this morning in between thunderstorms, hopefully.


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    It was a pretty good day for hooking smallies but a terrible day getting them to the net. It is that time of year when many of the bass are hitting artificial lures very lightly and are difficult to keep hooked. The highlight of the day was when Ryan (17 years old) caught his first musky at the very end of the trip. While his dad and 2 uncles were bass fishing, Ryan kept chucking the new-ish presentation I had just tested the day before. It had been about 4.5 hours since Ryan had his first follow earlier in the day when he got slammed by a hungry musky in shallow water. It was also the last spot we were going to fish before quitting!

    No fishing for my boat this weekend. On Monday, we plan to target muskies in the morning but may switch over to “just getting a rod bent” mentality later in the day. Hopefully, the storms stay clear of us.

    Here is a pic of Ryan’s first musky. I should have re-positioned his fish for the photos but was in too much of a hurry to get her back in the water.

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    Well, we launched the boat this morning hoping to find some clean water. After a 5 mile drive, we couldn’t find any so we called it a day and went home. We got hammered last nite and every tributary (no matter the size) is running mud today. It very likely could be 2-3 days before things clear up.


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    This afternoon, I plan to fish with a local crew who recently bought a jet boat and are trying to learn the travel routes/general fishing areas on the river. If the river south of Warren is still too muddy to fish, we will head upriver looking for clean water. The travel routes will be the main focus.

    The river sure was a mess yesterday.


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    We chased muskies yesterday evening and after not having any action at all, we quit at 9:30. This morning’s plan has muskies at the top of the list as well. The water sure seemed dead last nite. Hopefully, this cooler weather hasn’t slowed down the toothy critters.


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    A very slow morning for my boat yesterday as the weather cooled off just like the musky fishing. Todd did manage to stick a 4lb. smallmouth that thought she was ready to tackle a musky sized meal. We had zero follows of any kind as well.

    On Monday, we will chase toothies on the fly. Hopefully, the warm moist air returns and the sky isn’t so blue.


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    The cooler weather sure cooled things off for my boat over the past several days. Once again, we had zero action from the muskies on Monday morning. The river has finally cleaned up from last week’s storms but has also cooled off a couple of degrees in the process.

    Looks like I will take a few days off from the river and get some jobs around the house completed before visiting my dad down in the flood ravaged areas of Appalachia. My next trip will be Tuesday next week.


    Good luck and stay tuned!
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    A late positive Covid test (last nite) for one of my guys forced us to cancel today’s fishing. We were already thinking about cancelling due to to today’s forecast so this made it much easier.

    My next trip will be Friday. We will chase muskies. Hopefully, the river stays clean and in good shape by then.

    Good luck and stay tuned!
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    We set sail at sunrise on (a very cool and foggy) Friday morning looking for muskies. Things were very slow for the first 4 hours but after the sun worked its magic, we moved 2 nice fish in the last hour but were not able to force-feed them at boataide. Both fish were in the 36-42” range. The river is low and not much coming from the tributaries either. Be careful out there!

    We may hit the water on Tuesday and Friday next week if our schedules match up.

    Good luck and stay tuned!
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