Return to Chippewa Retreat Manitowish Waters, WI

by | Feb 5, 2015 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

blog-Feb-5-2015-1-ice-fishingOnly those who don’t understand roll their eyes and shiver when I gleam about my annual ice fishing adventure to Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin.  Ice fishing in the Great North Woods of WI is one of the most beautiful events of the year.  Not only is the fishing generally excellent but it’s in a fascinating setting and a relaxing break from my life on the road.


blog-Feb-5-2015-2-smoking-cigars-in-wiFriend Rick Schreiber and I arrived in Wausau, WI late last night.  We stayed in town and went out and shot some pool like old times.  It was great.  This morning we drove up to our headquarters of Chippewa Retreat and met up with friends Larry F. Burtschy, Dave Baker, John McGraw (owner of Chippewa Retreat) and our host George Hillenbrand.


blog-Feb-5-2015-3-smokeys-in-manitowish-watersToday was a kick back day with beers and world class cigars before heading out to Smokey’s Restaurant for our first feast of the week.  We had sensational meals of fillets with buttered lobster tails – this followed about ten different shrimp appetizers!  Tomorrow its ice fishing with guides Joe and James Pestka and Brett Jolly.  These guys are good friends and we’ve been fishing together for seven years now.  Stay tuned!


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1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    Sometimes it’s nice to do other things. The lobster looks good!


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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!