An Early Morning Return to Jenny Lake

by | Oct 13, 2012 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Rick Schreiber and I went back to Jenny Lake before sunrise this morning for a reason, something I didn’t mention in yesterdays blog.  We saw a big fish, a lake trout over three feet long.  The sighting didn’t happen only once but in fact we saw this big fish several times.  But he showed no interest in our flies. 

Big lake trout often act this way.  I’ve fished lakers seriously for over 25 years.  I’ve caught many big ones through the ice and I’m familiar with their feeding behavior.  I’ve learned they’re like huge snakes.  When they eat, they eat big.  An anaconda eats a caiman then doesn’t eat again for a month.  I think big lakers are the same.  They go on a feeding frenzy and eat several 14” suckers, whitefish, chubs or trout then don’t eat for a month.  You can put anything you want in front of them but they swim past or in some cases just lay there. 

The before sunrise drive to Jenny Lakewas spectacular.  There were elkeverywhere and several enormous bugling bulls crossed ahead of my Explorer.  But we caught only one lake trout in four hours of fishing.  Rick and I need to be at Jenny at the right time.  Usually the right time for big lakers is when the weather is turning for the worst.  Unfortunately there’s no big weather change in our forecast until late next week.  Late next week Rick and I will be in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsinchasing musky on the fly.  At least we should land some three footers there!


  1. Erik Moncada

    Even if you do not get the big ones to take, it is always cool to see them. I have heard of other people seeing big fish and spending all their time to get that one fish to take, changing fly after fly only to realize they have spent their entire day fishing for a fish that will not take… Mind you, I have only heard of other people doing this… NEVER ME 😉

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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!