Fishing Our Way Back to Wisconsin

by | Jun 8, 2022 | fly fishing Lake Michigan

fishing-bumsWe made good time zipping the Ruby Van from NH to the Midwest.  Yesterday I drove us nearly 800 miles from Wolfeboro to Toledo, OH.  We stopped around 10 PM.  Today we got up at 4:30 AM and made a much shorter jaunt into Michigan.  To the north east shores of Lake Michigan to be exact.  We want to chase down some of the huge chunky smallmouth you read about along with some carp off the flats.


Its kind of a funny drive in that packed with us is dads old lawnmower and a cute antique rocking chair mom had in her basement not being used.  Our new house in Wisconsin has nothing but Yeti chairs for furnishings being we purged last year when we sold the old house.  Honestly, I thought we looked pretty classy eating lunch off the grill camping with antiques!


Lake-MichiganIt was late afternoon before we arrived but we fished and camped from a State Park called Fisherman’s Island.  It’s a gorgeous heavily forested shoreline of Lake Michigan with miles of white sand beach.  Upon arrival it was relatively calm but soon after, about the time I made my first cast, a series of rain and thunderstorms ended any hopes of fishing.


trout-bumWe used the late afternoon and eve to rest up and I worked.  I’m in the process of lining up another custom Seychelles trip for my YD folks.  It’s a huge task but in the end its another amazing trip I’ll get to go on.  I just turned off the computer and Granny and I are sipping a bottle of red watching the sunset.  I have a good feeling for tomorrow.  We are being treated to a guided trip with Capt. Ethan Winchester from Boyne Outfitters!


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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!