Hunting for Musky on the Upper James River

Below is a clip on the Virginia musky fishery on the James River.  Now with most of the water in musky country frozen and the fishing has pretty much stopped but these southern rivers, lakes and streams are open.  These fisheries are awesome in the winter time and in this video they will explain why from a DNR point of view. 

In this report join Alex McCrickard, Aquatic Education Coordinator, and John Kirk, Access Education Coordinator, as they team up on their first ever fishing trip targeting the elusive Muskellunge, or “musky.” Alex and John put in a long hard day on the beautiful Upper James River in search of the fish of 10,000 casts. Jason Hallacher, District Fisheries Biologist, provides a wealth of information about musky biology, management, and population trends across the state.

Learn how DWR manages and maintains some of the best musky fisheries across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast! For additional information on musky fishing in Virginia, visit our Musky landing page at the following link:…

Gregg Thomas

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