Midwest Fly-Fishing

And everything in between.

Midwest Fly-Fishing

And everything in between.


  • Who is Tina?

    It was a typical day at the fish hatchery. Fish roe and milt were stripped from live fish using compressed air. Before fertilization, the eggs are first disinfected because of concerns for disease. They are then moved into special tanks where they hatch into baby rainbow trout. Something happened on this day that no one ever… Read more »

  • Spring Rainbows and Steel Part I

    Two thousand sixteen was a decent year for Lake Superior’s rainbow trout and steelhead along Minnesota’s North shore. With the social media monster growing ever larger and creating exponentially greater fishing pressure, I have decided to hold off on posting regular updates and create more of an end-of-season summary instead. We had some great days… Read more »

  • Last walkable ice, first big rainbows

    The ice was deteriorating quickly but we were determined to get one more day in before it was gone. Calm winds and steady temperatures were on our side. Action was not fast and furious, but we spent all day and there were just enough fish around to keep us interested.

  • Rattling in a Giant: The Backstory

    Just a couple of days after taking this giant I was contacted by another hunter who found out about it and apparently had been after this deer. Hunting over a half mile away, he had been capturing regular images of this deer on his trail camera – right up until the day before he found his… Read more »