Author, John Gierach
Author, John Gierach

Morning coffee before another day of casting big flies to big toothy Muskies in Northern Wisconsin.  That's right, John put down his 5 wt. picked up a 12wt. and slung 9 inch flies for 3 days straight.  He's a humble guy and he can cast.  

Moose on a rock
Moose on a rock

Fishing Brook Trout on a Wisconsin spring creek.  

Dad
Dad

Northern Minnesota, calm evening with my dad, casting poppers to big bluegills.  

Calm evening in May
Calm evening in May

My folks retired to this lake in Northern MN and built a home where my Grandmothers cabin used to stand.  I caught my first fish here, it was a big Sunfish.  My dad and I have fished this lake together for 45 years.  I know this lake like I know the lines on my hand.

Evening Rise
Evening Rise

Pat Pollard casting to big Brook Trout in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota.  

BWCA Brook Trout
BWCA Brook Trout
Pat Pollard
Pat Pollard
Mike Kallok and a Shoepack Musky
Mike Kallok and a Shoepack Musky

These Muskies are genetically pure and slow growing. This fine fish was 27 years old when Mike caught it on Shoepack Lake, deep in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.  The fish was tagged and we talked to the biologist who did the study, along with other fish we caught that week.  

Straight River
Straight River

This was a cover image for the Minnesota Conservation Magazine. The story was on a unique river in Minnesota where big Brown Trout can be caught during Hexaginia May Fly hatches at night.  Canoe down or up river in the evening, wait until dark and listen for big fish slurping big flies, cast where you think you heard them, set the hook when you hear another big slurp...

Waiting on the Straight River
Waiting on the Straight River
Straight River
Straight River

Mike Kallok, looking for mayflies.

Rigging up
Rigging up

Mike Kallok putting together a Winston on the Straight River, MN.

Chris Niskanen
Chris Niskanen

Four Bass and a nice Perch, time for shore lunch.  On assignment for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine.

Filleting on a paddle
Filleting on a paddle
Camp fire and cast iron
Camp fire and cast iron
Bob Nasby
Bob Nasby

This was taken one evening on the Brule River in Wisconsin.  Bob has roamed the banks of many Great Lakes Rivers over the years.  I landed my first Steelhead on this trip.

Tom Helgeson
Tom Helgeson

One great evening on the Rush river, we fished until dark and stumbled in the dark back to the car.  The fish were still rising.

Dave Norling
Dave Norling

I made this image of Dave and his dog on the lower Kinnikinnick river just as the sun was rising above the steep canyon walls.  

John Koch
John Koch

Known for his beautiful art work.  Johns work has graced the covers and interiors of many magazines and books.  

On the Flambeau
On the Flambeau

Tom Waters in bow, Bob White on the oars and Dave Norling in the stern.  It's not often you see that much knowledge in a drift boat.

Mike Spittler
Mike Spittler

If you are lucky enough to own one of Mike's bamboo rods you are the envy of many on his waiting list.  

Dusty
Dusty

My faithful companion for many years.  Here he's asleep sitting on a rock, as I fish for Steelhead.  He's gone now, but he still visits me from time to time.

Steelhead, Isle Royal
Steelhead, Isle Royal

At the end of our week long hiking trip Jim caught this nice fish as we were waiting for the boat to come pick us up.  Jim was one of the fishiest people I knew.  

Arctic Char
Arctic Char

Bristol Bay Lodge, Alaska

Heimie's
Heimie's

My friend Anthony Andler (not pictured here) has been crafting leather and canvas luggage and bags for some time now.  Pictured here is his Creel Pack.  I've had a lot of fun photographing Anthony's products. If you'd like to see more of his work and some of mine, click here.  https://www.heimiesmade.com

Orca Bay Alaska
Orca Bay Alaska

A memorable trip with family and friends.  Many Coho were brought to the boat.  My cousin Sam Dvorak and my friend David Schimke are pictured here.

My Dad
My Dad

I'm lucky to have a dad that loves to hunt and fish.  He hauled me along on many trips and put up with my youthful exuberance and whining over many years.  I owe it all to him, thanks dad.  Orca Bay Alaska

Author, John Gierach
Moose on a rock
Dad
Calm evening in May
Evening Rise
BWCA Brook Trout
Pat Pollard
Mike Kallok and a Shoepack Musky
Straight River
Waiting on the Straight River
Straight River
Rigging up
Chris Niskanen
Filleting on a paddle
Camp fire and cast iron
Bob Nasby
Tom Helgeson
Dave Norling
John Koch
On the Flambeau
Mike Spittler
Dusty
Steelhead, Isle Royal
Arctic Char
Heimie's
Orca Bay Alaska
My Dad
Author, John Gierach

Morning coffee before another day of casting big flies to big toothy Muskies in Northern Wisconsin.  That's right, John put down his 5 wt. picked up a 12wt. and slung 9 inch flies for 3 days straight.  He's a humble guy and he can cast.  

Moose on a rock

Fishing Brook Trout on a Wisconsin spring creek.  

Dad

Northern Minnesota, calm evening with my dad, casting poppers to big bluegills.  

Calm evening in May

My folks retired to this lake in Northern MN and built a home where my Grandmothers cabin used to stand.  I caught my first fish here, it was a big Sunfish.  My dad and I have fished this lake together for 45 years.  I know this lake like I know the lines on my hand.

Evening Rise

Pat Pollard casting to big Brook Trout in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota.  

BWCA Brook Trout
Pat Pollard
Mike Kallok and a Shoepack Musky

These Muskies are genetically pure and slow growing. This fine fish was 27 years old when Mike caught it on Shoepack Lake, deep in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.  The fish was tagged and we talked to the biologist who did the study, along with other fish we caught that week.  

Straight River

This was a cover image for the Minnesota Conservation Magazine. The story was on a unique river in Minnesota where big Brown Trout can be caught during Hexaginia May Fly hatches at night.  Canoe down or up river in the evening, wait until dark and listen for big fish slurping big flies, cast where you think you heard them, set the hook when you hear another big slurp...

Waiting on the Straight River
Straight River

Mike Kallok, looking for mayflies.

Rigging up

Mike Kallok putting together a Winston on the Straight River, MN.

Chris Niskanen

Four Bass and a nice Perch, time for shore lunch.  On assignment for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine.

Filleting on a paddle
Camp fire and cast iron
Bob Nasby

This was taken one evening on the Brule River in Wisconsin.  Bob has roamed the banks of many Great Lakes Rivers over the years.  I landed my first Steelhead on this trip.

Tom Helgeson

One great evening on the Rush river, we fished until dark and stumbled in the dark back to the car.  The fish were still rising.

Dave Norling

I made this image of Dave and his dog on the lower Kinnikinnick river just as the sun was rising above the steep canyon walls.  

John Koch

Known for his beautiful art work.  Johns work has graced the covers and interiors of many magazines and books.  

On the Flambeau

Tom Waters in bow, Bob White on the oars and Dave Norling in the stern.  It's not often you see that much knowledge in a drift boat.

Mike Spittler

If you are lucky enough to own one of Mike's bamboo rods you are the envy of many on his waiting list.  

Dusty

My faithful companion for many years.  Here he's asleep sitting on a rock, as I fish for Steelhead.  He's gone now, but he still visits me from time to time.

Steelhead, Isle Royal

At the end of our week long hiking trip Jim caught this nice fish as we were waiting for the boat to come pick us up.  Jim was one of the fishiest people I knew.  

Arctic Char

Bristol Bay Lodge, Alaska

Heimie's

My friend Anthony Andler (not pictured here) has been crafting leather and canvas luggage and bags for some time now.  Pictured here is his Creel Pack.  I've had a lot of fun photographing Anthony's products. If you'd like to see more of his work and some of mine, click here.  https://www.heimiesmade.com

Orca Bay Alaska

A memorable trip with family and friends.  Many Coho were brought to the boat.  My cousin Sam Dvorak and my friend David Schimke are pictured here.

My Dad

I'm lucky to have a dad that loves to hunt and fish.  He hauled me along on many trips and put up with my youthful exuberance and whining over many years.  I owe it all to him, thanks dad.  Orca Bay Alaska

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