Andy Burdetsky & Big Musky

Andy Burdetsky has been catching big Muskies on the Upper James River this fall, fishing from his kayak.  This nice 46-inch, 19-lb Muskie was caught on the upper James earlier this month. He was fishing near Snowden where the Maury River meets the James and was using a giant bucktail spinner.

"The musky is the heavy metal of flyfishing," explains this September 2017 article in Blue Ridge Outdoor.

“It’s a badass fish,” says fly fishing guide Matt Miles. “They’re mean. They’re extremely tough to catch. They’re almost impossible to figure out. They’ll scare you half to death when they eat. I’ve seen a 38-incher come out of the water three of four times during a fight....” continue reading here