Snow Fishing for Brook Trout at Kubswin

by | Sep 27, 2013 | big brook trout | 2 comments

blog-Sept-27-2013-1-Big-Brook-TroutGary Eckman and I went to one of my annual favorites, Kubswin Lake.  Kubswin is obviously no relation to my baseball team the Chicago Cubs or it would most certainly be Cubslose Lake. Not only that, the fishing would have stunk today but instead, if you like big brook trout, it was no less than phenomenal.


blog-Sept-27-2013-2-Breakfast-burritosGary and I arrived at Kubswin at about 10 AM.  We didn’t rush to get there because we’re experiencing a blast of winter.  We enjoyed the white landscaped drive with a few cups of joe and stopped for some slick tasty burritos at a corner gas station.  As expected, when we got there it was freezing cold, there was stinging wind and two inches of snow.


blog-Sept-27-2013-3-Brook-Trout-fishingNonetheless we wandered down to one of my favorite beaches and immediately Gary and I each landed a pair of thick bodied brook trout.  Just as I popped a couple picks of Gary with one of his, in came Dede and Barb, Granny’s and my good friends that we often fish Kubswin Lake with.  I knew they were coming and soon the four of us were chucking leeches just past the weed line along the beach.


blog-Sept-27-2013-4-fly-fishing-in-the-snowFishing was great, the weather was a horror and the combo made for an incredibly fun time.  One nice thing about fishing with friends at Kubswin Lake is that you’re near enough to shoot the bull while stripping flies then help each other land fish and take photos.  And did we ever land fish.  Between the four of us we landed nearly twenty of theses fine brook trout in a snowstorm.  There were several memorable ones including a dandy that fell for my brown conehead woolly bugger.


blog-Sept-27-2013-5-fly-fishing-for-Brook-troutThat’s all for tonight.  I’m tired and need to settle on the couch for a few innings and a beer.  As promised, the blog is heating up and early in the AM it’s to Jenny Lake with old pal Greg Gaddis and we’ll be meeting other friend and master of Jenny Lake, Rick Schreiber.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Charley

    Nice fish Jeff, looks like a cold but fun trip. Also glad to see you’ve got some fish species up on the blog!

  2. Jeff

    Me too Charley. For those who haven’t seen the “Fly Rod Species” Page yet on my new site check it out. Follow your way through Freshwater and to North American Species then see the one sample up, smallmouth bass. I have some pretty good info on fishing for smallmouth bass. The goal is to do what I have for smallmouth for every species I’ve caught. It will take a few years but once done should be a handy tool for all who care about catching every finned creature!

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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!