Guide Lines from Sam Scott: A Virginia fishing report!
After a brief warm up in river temperatures the action ground to a halt this last week. We had a hard time finding active fish to start last week off. A few lazy follows while running pull baits was about all we managed the first day. But this week was more about quality over quantity and I personally would prefer that everyday!
I decided to try throwing some of the biggest baits in the box and running them super slow in hopes that presenting them with a large easy meal would get one or two to go! That seemed the be the ticket and on day 2 we hooked 2 very large fish on the 14” BRM exclusive Dark Sucker Whale Tail, landing one of them. This would be the first musky my client Nora had ever caught , a true Virginia Giant! The 14” Dark Sucker Whale Tail has been responsible for multiple big fish in my boat this year, including some 50” specimens!
– Sam Scott
New River – Southwest Virginia High Water has dominated this week, but we are normalizing. Water temps have fallen back…
This article originally appeared in the April/May 1994 issue of Musky Hunter. To see more classic articles like this, subscribe…
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