Fly Fishing for Carp Bahama Style

by | Jun 10, 2022 | fly fishing Lake Michigan | 2 comments

currier-flyfishingAfter a year of moving chaos, I feel like Granny and I are getting our groove on.  We’re camping from the new van and getting our fishing feet back on the ground.  This little stopover along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan enroute back to Wisconsin has been a blast.  Today Granny and I waded the flats for carp.


fly-fishingI’ve taken some carp on the Lake Michigan flats in the past with my pals from Scientific Anglers.  It was so much fun that I’ve been aching to get Granny here for a whirl.  I had her so pumped about it that she wadered up and headed out before I set up my rod.  This is all clear water sight fishing.  She loves the hunt and the challenges clear water brings with.


Currier-Lake-MichiganEventually I headed out my own way.  There were a ton of fish around but they seemed more focused on each other than in my crayfish fly pattern.  I kept casting at them however and finally I found a customer.


common-carpThese carp are common carp.  And from what I’ve seen in my few trips is that they are commonly found in this 12 or so pound range.  We met a couple other guys and one once caught a 36lber at Beaver Island.  So giants are here.  I ended up hooking three and all were twins to this size fish.


carp-flatsGranny fished more hardcore than she has in a year.  All morning and into the afternoon she stalked these flats before we were demolished with wind.  She got plenty of casts at them and she said several followed her fly.  But in the end Granny got blanked.  I was bummed but she admits to being a little out of practice.  Honestly, she hardly fished at all during our move year.


MichiganWe are camped tonight at a place called French Farm Lake.  It’s a pretty place.  I wish we had the boat because in the eve the wind died and I’m certain we could’ve caught a few pike.  But that’s ok, instead we relaxed around the fire and listened to the Cubs continue their terrible losing streak!  Tomorrow we’ll fish the north side of Lake Michigan.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. james cos

    Really enjoying your sight and adventures

  2. Jeff

    Thank you James!

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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!