Some of you have probably have heard me talking about this epic journey. I was lucky enough to be a guide for this great trip. I represented state number 33 on the St. Croix river for my home state Wisconsin. Jeff and his son Taylor were great boat mates and a pleasure to guide. We floated on a not so great day. Temperatures were in the high 50’s in the morning. This does not usually bode well for smallmouth. We set off and in a few minutes Jeff had caught his first smallmouth ever on a fly. It wasn’t very big but he had done it. We floated down river and Taylor decided that he was going to throw for Muskies. He tossed the topwater plug with authority and was rewarded by his first musky hook up. It didn’t last long but we did see the first and with that he had a bad case of Musky fever. All in all it was a great day and I made some good friends that hopefully I’ll have the chance to fish with again. Here are some stories about our day on the water.