Frigig Cold & Wind Shorten Last Day on the Ice

by | Feb 12, 2017 | Uncategorized

Wind shook the Chippewa Retreat Lodge starting in the wee hours.  By the time I got up to meet the guys for ice fishing, everyone but two of the guides, Joe and James, bagged the idea of fishing.  I layered up and off we went.


We didn’t go far from the lodge and it wasn’t to a lake.  We fished a wide section of the river.  Ice conditions were poor with thin ice and slush on top.  We walked with caution but safely got in six tip ups and over a two hour period managed to land five pike.


The wind can be not only cold but just plain annoying.  We packed it in around 11 AM.  It was a great weekend of ice fishing in Wisconsin and there was no need for a full day today.  We spent the rest of the day playing pool and dice and just flat out had a great time.  And of course, George took us to dinner one last time.  We ate at the White Oak Grill next to Chippewa Retreat and had one last epic feast!


I’m flying home today then back in a plane for work this weekend.  I’ll be speaking at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show.  I’ll post my speaking schedule on Thursday.  Hope to see some of you there!


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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!