by | Feb 16, 2012 | Uncategorized

I flew into Grand Rapids, Michigan late last night. My friend Terry Wittorp picked me up and we drove an hour or so to his house which is on the Sister Lakes. This morning Terry took me to St. Joseph on the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s a windy drizzly day but we had it in us to risk a walk out onto one of the piers where we visited some of the local anglers dredging spawn to catch lake whitefish, coho salmon and brown trout. The dead fish picture isn’t something I like to promote but trust me, fishing the docks of Lake Michigan in the dead of winter doesn’t attract anglers that will put them in the freezer and never eat them. These fish won’t go to waste.

I love visiting the Great Lakes region. Whenever I’m here I think back to my Northland College days living in Ashland, Wisconsin. I had the privilege of experiencing some remarkable fishing that few ever get to see. The fishing up here is a lot better than most know.

This evening Terry and I will head up to Kalamazoo where I will give my presentation “Fly Fishing Through Midlife Heaven” to the Kalamazoo Chapter of Trout Unlimited. I’ve spoke here before and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone.

Tomorrow Terry and I are going fishing. Where? We don’t know. Originally we planed to ice fish for crappie but the ice is rotten because of the freak warm weather in the region. I’m sure we will get some good ideas from the Chapter folks tonight.


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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!