Backwater Largemouth

by | Aug 11, 2022 | fly fishing for largemouth bass | 5 comments

bass-flyfishingAnd the exploration continues.  I crossed a creek the other day and stopped to check it out.  I looked upstream and it appeared big enough to drop in the boat and make some casts.  This morning Granny and I gave it a try and we were not disappointed.


bass-poppersThere were plenty of lily pads at this spot and fallen trees along the edges.  The habitat looked good for about any of the Wisconsin warmwater species.  While I tossed a pike streamer on wire from the back of the boat, Granny slowly chugged along a small bass popper.  She rose several bass and hefty bluegill – enough that I changed my pike rig over for bass too.


largemouth-bassWe didn’t catch a ton however but the ones we got were quality largemouth.  The chunky fish were only found nestled deep in the lilies.  While we were fishing heavy enough tippet to yank the fish out of the lilies, 20lb to be exact, the fish usually finagled getting the barbless poppers free before I could get them to the net.


Granny-CurrierWhile our best landed largemouth was 16”, this fatty 14 incher made for the best photograph.  We love bass fishing and always have, but the last 34 years being we lived out west we didn’t get enough bass fishing.  Today we were exactly 15 minutes from our house.  We love this place!


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  1. Tad


    Nice fish and beautiful day!


  2. Howie

    My guess is Granny caught them ALL! Ha Ha. Beautiful!

  3. Jeff

    Yeah fellas, its was a good one. And anytime your wife bangs up some nice fish makes it that much better!

  4. Kristen J. Sorensen

    Nice Granny!!!

  5. Jeff

    The Granny Crushing it! Go Granny go!

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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!