One of our Oldtimers group is a dedicated muskie fisherman and regularly fishes Green River Lake for the brutes. One of his best catches came a couple of years ago when he landed a big one fishing from the bank. This week’s report from Kentucky Afield addresses that scenario.
Anglers looking to tangle with a big muskie are fortunate to have an abundance of options in Kentucky – from Cave Run, Buckhorn and Green River lakes and their tailwaters to native muskie streams like the Licking River along with Tygarts and Kinniconick creeks.
Not having a boat doesn’t mean you have to sit idly during this active time.
“You can definitely catch them from shore,” said David “Crash” Mullins, a longtime muskie guide at Cave Run Lake.
“You’ve just got to be on your game a little bit.” Lure selection is not drastically different for bank fisherman targeting muskies.
Minnow lures or twitch baits and 1-ounce spinnerbaits with two single hooks work well in the spring. As the water warms, top-water baits can entice a curious muskie into striking.
This week’s writer is Kevin Kelly.