Muskie anglers are a different breed of anglers.
Willfull, determined, focused, all of these - are just other words for stubborn really. And that's what we are. We love our muskies and everything about them, the chase, the fight, the grueling hours spent on the water, and the muscle aches to show for it.
But what muskie anglers love more than anything, is the lack of competition. When you come up to Canada to fish for muskies, there are very few other folks tossing foot-long baits that come crashing into the water. The pressure just isn't here for muskie fishing, and we couldn't be happier about that.
The beautiful thing about Sunset Country is that there are opportunities to fly into lakes for muskies for even less fishing pressure. You've heard of walleye and northern pike fly-ins, but there are lakes out there, some without any other cabin on it, just waiting to be fished. The best thing about fly-in trips is certainly the privacy and the adventure aspect of it, flying into a remote lake, cooking meals with your friends and family in a cozy cabin, waking up to the lake all to yourself. The second best thing is although you may have flown in for muskies, you can expand your horizons for a multi-species slam fest on waters that are only fished three months out of the entire year.
As a fly angler, nothing gets me more stoked than the thought of tossing flies towards a fish that's hardly ever seen bait before, let alone gigantic flowing flies that look like the best thing since sliced bread to naive muskies. And that's why this year, I'll be doing one of these fly-in trips of a lifetime to help me check off my angling bucket list.