The Best Fishing Trips Go Fast

by | Sep 10, 2021 | fly fishing for pike

huge-pikeGreat trips go by in a blink of an eye.  This adventure with Midnight Sun Trophy Pike Adventures is no different.  I feel like I was packing a minute ago and now the trip is over.  But we ended with a bang.  Sammy got his sixth 47” of the week, Steve tied his week record with four more 44” and Therese got her biggest and it was the biggest pike caught all week – this gargantuan 49”!


Samuel-VigneriWe went right back to the big lake we fished yesterday.  Normally Midnight Sun rotates their water but this is the last day of their season so no damage done.  It was a cold windy day but the sun was out.  The wind blew and gusted over 20 mph.  Such a blow can be a bit sketchy when tossing ginormous flies but what the heck, we all can handle it.  Sammy is in fact from Casper, Wyoming, one of the windiest places in America!


flyfishing-AlaskaContinuing with our big flies was a wise decision.  In the first half hour at the entrance to the lake we went big again.  I got a fatty 44” pike and Sammy, of course, that’s when he nocked off is 47” for the day.  In the other boat similar results were happening.


Jeff-Currier-exotic-flyfishingI won’t go on with every detail but our last day was another exceptional day.  And for me, while I’ve been seeking the goal of a 50” northern pike for years, I at least used some of my “last day magic” to get my new biggest pike.  This handsome slab touched 47”.  The fish was healthy and fat and surely will grow to the 50” mark in the next few years.  Maybe I’ll meet her again. . ..


Jeff-Currier-flyfishingThis adventure should be high on every fly fishers list of trips to do.  It was remarkable.  And in comparison to may of my “big fish” trips I do for all kinds of fish, the Midnight Sun Trophy Pike Catamaran is easy to get to.  If you want go Contact me and I’ll connect you to Tom at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.  Don’t dillydally, this place books fast!


Yellowdog-FlyfishingTomorrow morning, we begin the journey home with our bush flight out back to Anchorage.  I have a redeye for Salt Lake City then the puddle jumper to Idaho.  I suspect a bit or rest, drying out and relaxation will be in order once back to Victor.  But only ten days of Victor life.  Before the end of the month another big journey kicks off.  Stay tuned!


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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!