First New 2023 Species Comes by Luck

Last fall Granny and I made a trip to the Driftless Region of Wisconsin and visited and fished with our friends Jo and Jason Randall who live near Viroqua.  This rolling hilled farm country has some of the best trout fishing in all the Midwest and I’m happy to say we...

Hunt for a White Sucker on the Fly

Fishing Lake Winnipesaukee yesterday gave me the bug.  I went to bed last night dreaming of a news species on the fly today – the white sucker (Catostomus commersonii).  Instead of taking the canoe, I drove my old 91 Explorer to Back Bay and fished on foot.  While we...

Mr. Sonora and a Bonus Sucker on the Fly

I know when I’m about to add a new type of fish to my species list.  I leap from bed.  My coffee tastes better.  Everything feels perfect.  This morning I had all these feel good sensations.  The Sonora sucker wasn’t going to be my next “marlin curse”.  This handsome...

Fly Fishing for the Sonora Sucker

There haven’t been a whole lot of fish to brag about this week on the blog despite being down here in Phoenix, Arizona on some of my favorite carp haunts.  The main reason is because the waters are cold due to snow melt from the Arizona mountains and chilly...