Too Nice Out for Lake Trout

by | Oct 3, 2020 | fly fishing Jenny Lake

Lewis-LakeDerek and I awoke to a brisk Yellowstone morning at the Lewis Lake Campground.  Frost covered my Explorer once again and I sense soon I’ll be waking up to a dusting of snow.  But that’s hopefully a few weeks away.  So following our big camp breakfast came the sun and plenty of warmth.


TetonsAll this fishing the last couple weeks has put me behind in my work.  Today I planned to get home and start the catch up.  But as I headed south towards Jackson Hole in route to my home in Victor, I had to pass Jenny Lake.  The aspens are still showing all their splendor.  It was so nice out.  Couldn’t I just fish a few hours before heading home?


Jenny-LakeThe answer was of course, yes.  Derek and I made our way down the trail to my fishing spot on Jenny Lake around 10 AM.  It was hot.  It was calm.  It was hazy from smoke.  We were here to catch lake trout so the hot and calm part was a big problem.   Though we saw few little lakers swim by the drop-off, they were to spooky to catch.  Skunked!


It wouldn’t be fishing if I didn’t get skunked now and then.  It happens.  It was a great week though fishing with Derek.  Good times.  We said our good bye at Jenny.  I headed home to Víctor and Derek headed home to California.  Next in line for me, Glendo Reservoir in Wyoming for walleye on the fly!


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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!