Bring On the September Fishing

by | Sep 1, 2022 | fly fishing Lake Superior | 2 comments

Lake-SuperiorGranny and I packed the van around 3 PM yesterday and headed for Lake Superior.  We camped last night near Bayfield and got up bright and early to start a dock fishing tour around Chequamegon Bay.  The sun rose noticeably further to the south than when we were here August 2nd and the air felt a bit crisper as well.  Its September 1st.


fly-fishingBut cooler temperatures today didn’t help the temperature of Lake Superior.  A hot August has warmed the giant water masses surface and the fish were having none of our feathery fly concoctions despite casting efforts in Bayfield, Washburn and the Ashland hot pond.  Even with my fast sinking lines we saw exactly zero fish.  Blanked!


HaywardThe slow day fishing was saved however.  Granny and I have been yearning to plant a few fruit trees at our new Hayward home.  Its kind of strange but our half acre lot has only three trees.  Two mature white ash and a crab apple.  They border the front yard with the street and the rest of the yard is lawn.


flyfishingDigging holes here compared with Victor, ID is far easier but the catch is, we have so many deer, rabbits and voles that we can’t simply put a tree in the ground and call it good.  Our new apples and pears are small and to protect them each on got its own chicken wire fence.  Unfortunately, it will be a few years before we can pull the fence free and let the trees fend for themselves.  But when we do, and when we finish this fixer-upper – this place is going to be sweet!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Lance

    It looks like it’s going to take a little more time to get your Wisconsin fishing mojo back! What’s it been 30 yrs since you were stalking fish back there? House is looking good and I see you will be discovering the lawn mower just like I have too… mowing always seems cut into fishing time. It has been fun reading about your new challenges & musky nemesis.

  2. Jeff

    Yea – ups and downs just like any fishing scenario. Right now its summer doldrums. Feels like its changing fast and fishing should get good soon. Glad you’re liking the house!

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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!