Archive | Late Summer

Backyard Smallies

Due to a little change in my schedule I found myself having some late afternoons free to myself.  A good friend of mine with a couple extra kayaks suggested going to a local river he fishes often for some smallmouth fly fishing.  I had heard in the past that this small river could have good […]

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Family Fun

This summer I have had the opportunity to go fishing not only with a lot of members of my family but have also had the privilege of taking grandfathers and granddaughters and some father’s and sons.  Fishing can be a great way to bring people together.  Personally, it has been great watching the little one’s in […]

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River Salad

  August means weeds on the Menominee.  The gravel flats become waving green fields of river weed.  The weeds can be frustrating at times.  They snag on your fly as you pull it through the water.  The little chunks of floating weed debris seem to gravitate right to your fly no matter where you throw […]

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Double Dragon

I really believe that the key to success while fishing is not only understanding the fish but the world in which they live.  While trout fishing during this time of year terrestrials are always a solid bet, especially on windy days.  The same goes for smallmouth.  During August and early September all of the creepy […]

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River’s End

Towards the end of every smallmouth fishing season up here in northeastern Wisconsin I find myself fishing the smaller rivers more and more often.  Usually these rivers are too swift to cover much ground while wading, but while the water is low the current decreases enough that it makes getting around much easier on the […]

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The Dog Days

August is always an interesting month in Wisconsin.  The days can be warm but the evenings can often have you looking for long sleeve shirts or a pair of pants.  In short it is my favorite time of year.  The fishing can be a little tougher this time of year because the water can get […]

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Late Season Little River

This September has been a little warmer this year than other years in the past.  The water was warm as I got out of the canoe on this equally warm day in late September.  I decided to fish this smaller river for no other reason than I had a few hours to spare.  Like much […]

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Two by Two

With the way things have been going lately I am expecting an Ark to come floating down the river one of these days.  Needless to say it has been a little moist in northeastern Wisconsin this summer.  The river is way above the average but that doesn’t mean that the fishing has been lacking.  When […]

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Late Summer 09

      The topwater bite on the Menominee has been fantastic this year.  The warm summer has meant happy active fish that are willing to come to the surface for anything that plops, hops, sputters or wiggles.  One day in late July the person in the front of the boat caught so many fish […]

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