Monday, July 7, 2014

Tiger Muskie-On the Big Thompson

My nephew Brady has turned into an avid fly fisherman.   A few years ago he won a fly rod from the Fishykid site that was connected with TFM, and he has put it to great use!  He has been fishing just about every day this summer, and catches a lot of fish.   He is a very impressive kid, and it is great to see his passion for fly fishing paying off in his pure enjoyment of the sport.

Brady was recently fishing the Big Thompson River, and landed this Tiger Muskie.   He told me that he was catching trout on a Wooley Bugger when something hit the fly with tremendous force.   Brady said that it took a while to land it, and he was obviously surprised to see what it was. I've been fishing that water for years, and have never caught anything but trout.

Great job on catching a very unusual fish in those waters!


  1. I should say so Brady and Uncle Mike. I have spent a little time exploring the waters on the Big Thompson that no one else would bother with, so indeed, this is of interest too me. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I was amazed when I saw the photo...I've never even considered ever catching a Muskie in this water!

  2. For some reason this doesn't surprise me. I've seen Tiger Muskie in some waters in the northern part of the state that I didn't expect. Nice going Brady!

  3. I went fly fishing today (1-18) I saw 2 Tiger Muskies in the Big Thompson river! Great catch kid! I'm kinda jealous :)