Plagued by Continuous High Water

by | Jul 9, 2024 | fly fishing Wisconsin | 0 comments

Some days there just isn’t much to write about.  Today with Josh and Tanner was that day.  It didn’t matter that we left the house at 6 AM and weren’t home until 6:30 PM.  It didn’t matter that we floated eight river miles and had two flies in the water the entire way.  The issue, once again, high off-color debris filled water.  The debris being floating weeds.

 

The real bummer was that last night at around 5 PM when we made our call to hit this river, the water levels were good.  But overnight thunderstorms blew it out.  I landed the one and only, an 8” smallmouth bass.

 

I guess the highlight was putting the sneak on a basketball-sized softshell turtle.  I really want to get my hands on one, but they’re sneaky, which is why I hardly have a photo here.  If you look really hard you see the pointy nose sticking out.  The only one I’ve held was the quarter sized baby I caught in 2022.

 

 

At least I got on the water with friends.  It’s been a year since I’ve seen Tanner and nearly a month since fishing with Josh.  That part always makes a day on the water worth it no matter what.  I suspect Granny and I will try something fun and different tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

 

I’m offering a special on my Warmwater Fly Fishing book.  The book is normally $27 plus shipping.  The SALE is $25 including shipping.  Send me a check for $25 (P.O. Box 1084, Hayward, WI 54843) and I’ll send you an autographed copy.  Be sure to include who to sign it to, your mailing address and email in case I have a question.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

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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!

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