Wisconsin Ice Fishing Bound

by | Feb 12, 2020 | ice fishing

big-snow-IDBy the time I got home to very snowy Victor, Idaho from Florida Monday afternoon I was a sick puppy.  No doubt my body was tangling with the flu.  I had a sore throat, achy body, tight congested lungs and I could hardly stay awake.  Somehow I had to kick it though because this week is my annual Chippewa Retreat Ice Fishing Tournament and get-together with many great friends up in Wisconsin.


icefishing-WIWhen Granny saw me she told me I was too sick to go – but that was Monday night.  Instead of climbing in bed for the week I woke up Tuesday and drank about five gallons of water and pumped Advil all day.  By supper time I felt some improvement and lo and behold, I woke up today and my sore throat was nearly gone.


I’ve just made it to Manitowish Waters, WI and settled in the lodge.  I’m about 75% of normal health.  Compared to Monday I’ll take it!


Our next move is to head to the Carlin Club for dinner.  Tomorrow morning we’ll be on the ice chasing pike and more.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


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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!