A Surprise Fish

by | Jun 18, 2021 | fallfish Lake Winnipesaukee | 1 comment

flyfishingIt wasn’t much of a fishing day for me but that doesn’t mean no fishing.  We woke up to big wind.  Worse than yesterday.  That eliminated canoeing.  But my sister’s kids, Sierra and Eli asked if I’d take them shore fishing for panfish somewhere.  I took them to Pier 19 on Winnipesaukee.


fallfishThey each banged up a few rock bass , redbreast sunfish and pumpkinseeds.  The sunfish were chunky as usual.  And as always, dressed in colors to behold.  But amongst all the sunfish a surprise fish gobbled up my mouse fly.  It was this shiny cool little fallfish (Semotilus corporalis).  The fallfish is the largest native member of the minnow family in all of New England.  As a kid I caught many but this is the first here for me in over 30 years.


fly-fishingJust like last night and probably again tomorrow night, we ended the day with a big family dinner.  Tonight was fresh haddock and a pile of sides.  Life is good!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Tad Einloth


    Looks like a great weekend!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!