When Randy Bush sent me a couple pictures of his new year’s muskies that he had caught, I chuckled quietly to myself and within a few hours, my plans were set. I was heading out to Indiana to cast for musky….in January.
As I was working out the details with Randy, he mentioned that he was no longer guiding for Vince Weirick Guide Service. Instead, he was going to be starting his own guide service. This wasn’t a big surprise to me since Vince has recently launched a new fishing rod company called Migizi Fishing rods.( I got to see one in person and let me say this….they are NICE!) With Vince really focused on getting this new brand off the ground, Randy wanted to keep on doing what he loves – fishing for musky. As a result, he teamed up with Brock Pierce, another musky guide, and they formed Predator Pursuit – Indiana Musky Guide Service
On to the trip…
The plan was to meet at the launch at 8am. I woke up at 3:30 on Saturday morning and was on the road by 4. I had planned on getting out there around 7:15 and screwing around the launch with my fly rod, but I forgot about the time zone change and ended up getting there a few minutes after 8. When I arrived, Randy and Brock already had the boat in the water so I jumped aboard and just like that, we were fishing! Randy knows how bad I want to catch a big musky on bass gear, so he had a medium action rod with a suspending Yo-Zuri all rigged up and waiting for me. He also brought a 10wt fly rod in case I felt like tossing that around. Brock and Randy each had a Bucher jerk bait tied on – Randy had a semi-natural pattern and Brock went with a bright fire-tiger pattern.
|32" Indiana Musky in January - Predator Pursuit Guide Service|
|Second fish of the day!|
Soon after, the feeding window closed and we didn't see much else for the next hour. Satisfied, cold, and tired we headed for the launch and called it a day. I had an absolute blast and was happy that I went. It was also nice to fish with the other half of Predator Pursuit as Brock turned out to be another guy I will end up calling a friend. If you have never caught a musky or just want to do it again, get ahold of the guys at Predator Pursuit. I may be biased, but I am still accurate in saying that you will not find a better musky guide service in Indiana. They have all the equipment, all the knowledge, and if anyone can put you on a musky – they will! Here are some more pictures of their fish this year alone!
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