First Stop – Back Bay in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

by | Jun 17, 2020 | fly fishing New Hampshire

wolfeboro-flyfishingToday was the first full day in here in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.  This is mine and Granny’s annual visit to see family and fish for all kinds of warmwater fish.  We’ll be here for 18 days and fish, kayak and lay my dad to rest (you may remember he passed in January).  I don’t aim to waste any time this visit and this morning I hit the water and headed for Back Bay promptly at 4:15 AM.


Lake-WinnipesaukeeWe took three canoes.  My sister and her family in two of them and me and my niece Montana in the other.  Back Bay was once an insanely great fishery for chunky largemouth bass and lengthy chain pickerel.  Now these great fish are rare but there’s a few along with plenty of smaller sunfish.


Montana-Currier-fishingFor me its just enjoyable to be in Back Bay.  My childhood was full of good times fishing here and on this excursion I spent most my time daydreaming while paddling Montana around.  She hammered the pumpkinseeds and bluegill.


bluegillWe wrapped up the days fishing around 11 AM.  I couldn’t hold back and caught a small largemouth and a smallie and this handsome bluegill.  It’s hot like you can’t imagine.  This afternoon temps topped 91°.  I’ll have plenty more time to get out.  Tomorrow morning Montana and will go full pursuit on the Winnipesaukee smallies.


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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!