Plan on a 30 to 60 minute walk in the woods to get into some good "fishy" water. The time of year will dictate what we’ll need to wear. Shorts and river sandals (warmer months) to waders and a parka (in the winter). The streams can be a little more technical with rhododendron and mountain laurel occasionally leaning into the casting lanes, but fishable with a nice payoff of BEAUTIFUL fish ranging in size from 5” - 12” long.
Easier to access than backcountry fishing with bigger fish (less walking). The streams are much larger but tend to get a little more pressure from other fisherman (just being honest here). However, with a little planning we have a good shot at beautiful fish. We generally wear waders year around in these streams due to some of the deeper pools, but if you’re good with being soaked on a nice summer day no waders are required.
We’ll be in a jet-boat that allows us go through spots with only 3” of water to access hard-to-get fishing holes. The ride is almost as fun as the fishing. We’ll be exclusively chasing muskie and a possible smallmouth bass. muskie are extremely elusive with a good day sometimes boiling down to having one of these large apex predators following your fly or lure to the boat and deciding it’s not interested. The upside, of course, is a BIG EAT and a fish of a lifetime.