It's officially the time of year to really start dreaming of the upcoming fishing season. I really like this time of year and all the prep work that goes with it. It's a good time of year to rig a couple rods, (it may be a little early, but who cares), fill fly boxes, go through tackle, and start to really get excited for fishing season. Laura and I are patiently waiting the birth of our second child, which could come any day now, so that has us on our toes for sure and we're excited for Jay to have a little sister or brother.
In the months ahead, there's a few events I'll be at. First up is the joint meeting between the Wisconsin Smallmouth Alliance and the Badger Fly Fishers in Madison on Feb. 26th. at the Maple Tree Restaurant in McFarland (Madison). I'll be giving my presentation on the Chequamegon Bay Smallmouth fishery and as well as the Apostle Islands Brown Trout fishery. If you're not a member of the Wisconsin Smallmouth Alliance, you should be. They are a great, and genuine organization who truly care about Smallmouth Bass and are strong advocates for great Smallmouth fisheries.
Next up I'll be set up at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo in St. Paul March 16,17,18. I'll have a booth representing Freshcoast Angling and Anglers All and will also be giving a presentation on the 17th. Be sure to swing by and say hi, as this event has been a great way to shake spring fever the past couple years. I'll also be showing my new edit "Two Shallow Seasons" at the film showcase the evening of the 17th.
May and June dates are filling fast. We do have a second boat available for select dates in May this year, so there's a few open days during peak pre-spawn that are available.
As of 2-3-18, my open dates for spring are: May 8 and June 8, 16,17. Post spawn dates in early July are starting to book as well. This is a sleeper time of year for great fishing, so if you're interested in an early to mid July date, let me know!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for trip inquiries or visit our Chequamegon Bay Smallmouth info page to learn more.