Back to Back Bay Wolfeboro New Hampshire

by | Jun 19, 2021 | fly fishing New Hampshire

wolfeboro-new-hampshireWithout a doubt I’m psycho about fishing because of places like Back Bay in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  As a kid growing up in the 70’s my cousins and I would fish here all summer from early morning till well after the sunset.  You caught, hooked or at least got a chase on every cast from either a chain pickerel, largemouth bass, white perch, yellow perch or some smaller sunfish.  The fishing for a kid – plain and simple – it was EPIC!


poisoning-natureThe wildlife that came with each day was superb.  There were turtles, water snakes, bullfrogs and we almost always saw mink, whitetails and the occasional beaver and muskrats.  Each and every day there was as good of an experience that any kid could dream of.


Backbay-wolfeboroThe place is a sad cry from what it once was.  In fact its far worse than a mere ten years ago.  The attempt to eradicate invasive weed species by poisoning takes its toll on far more life forms than experts care to admit.  Then the dredging to remove them along with the native plants such as entire areas of lily pads so water-skiers can practice further destroys the habitat for fish, turtles and other wildlife.  Regardless, the area holds a place in my heart and year after year I canoe Granny down there and we do the best we can.


flyfishing-New-HampshireEarly this morning Granny and I fished Back Bay for about three hours.  She built a sort of lounge chair comfort in the bow and kicked back and tossed my new 4-weight Winston Air2 with a little Chernobyl Ant.  While we were skunked on the pickerel and bass, she caught a few bluegill and yellow perch.  I plucked the occasional myself along with a gorgeous black crappie.  The crappie ate a size 4 Screamer Streamer that I was using in hope to dredge a bass from down deep.


black-crappieWe are getting a lot of relaxation this trip.  It’s a good thing.  Rest, family, a few fish in a beautiful setting is good for you.  Back on the water early tomorrow to try and get young nephew Eli his first big smallie.


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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!