Covid Muskies

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Dan Morey
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Covid Muskies
<p>I usually go to New York&nbsp;to fish for these guys, but stay at home Covid orders have kept&nbsp;me in&nbsp;my own Pennsylvania&nbsp;county. Turns out that's not a bad thing. Seems there are some pretty decent musky waters close to home that I've overlooked. No bigguns yet, but plenty of fun on a kayak.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anybody else discovering cool stuff in their backyard thanks to the plague?</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/PA%20Musky%203%20Dan%20Morey.jpg" style="height:561px; width:750px" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/PA%20Musky%204%20Dan%20Morey.jpg" style="height:404px; width:750px" /></p>
TonyS
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Nice skis!  Weirdly, my

Nice skis!  Weirdly, my normal fishing patterns are hyper-local - biking or even walking to fish, often wthin a mile of home.  Since I live in the middle of city COVID has made massive crowds where I'd normally fish so I'm actually going farther to fish... still primarily within 60 miles but still, strange times.  This weird drought is throwing me off too

Tyler W
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Hyper Local

I still haven't caught a muskie so I am impressed you found a couple of any size. 

 

My habits are also hyper local, but the increased time at home as allowed me to get hyper-granular into fish my local fish movements. I recently observed feeding bigmouths about 1 month earlier than I expected. Wouldn't have even looked without the extra time on my hands. 

Dan Morey
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I know what you mean about

I know what you mean about those crowds, Tony. With so many guys off work, it’s tough to get some alone time on the water. Went out wading on a weekday in 20-knot winds and rain and there’s a canoe sitting right where I want to fish! On a sunny weekend, forget about it.

Living near the PA/NY border, “local” is complicated for me. Some places in NY are close, while spots in my own PA county are a good drive. A nearby NY baitshop recently announced they’re selling licenses to out-of-staters, so I guess I’ll take that as an invitation. I’m really no Covid threat, as I tend to avoid other anglers like the, er, plague.

Dan Morey
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Yeah, Tyler, it’s nice to

Yeah, Tyler, it’s nice to really pick apart those local waters at different times and have some unexpected encounters. I think we’ll all learn a lot this year.