In this episode of the DrakeCast we float down Wisconsin’s Chippewa River in search of Midwestern, river-dwelling smallmouth bass. But what do you do if the fish just aren’t biting like they normally do? While searching for answers, we hit the water with Lucky Porter, a guide who makes a living on these fish, learn a few tips, and just thoroughly enjoy our time on the water.
This episode of the DrakeCast is made possible by our longtime sponsors Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures and Scott Fly Rods. We couldn’t do this without them. We’re also supported by Deli Fresh Design, an apparel company that specializes in creating fishing gear out of recycled materials. This week they’re doing a special giveaway on their Instagram so make sure to check ’em out @DeliFreshDesign.
The main character of this episode ais my friend Andrew, who grew up on the Chippewa River. He lives in the town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and fishes whenever he has the opportunity. The only problem is that he’s a spin fisherman. Fortunately, with the help of flyfishing guide Lucky Porter, we not only figured out how to catch some bass, but we realized that targeting them with a fly rod can be even more effective than using traditional gear.