4/5 & 4/9/14 Carnivores & Elk Antlers?!?

Trout are carnivores and this time of year they demonstrate that fact by chasing fat streamers to your feet despite the clear low water. These fish are hungry, period. Note the below image for this post, look closely and you’ll see a brown trout holding a sucker in it’s jaws. I peered...

Chironomidae & S.E. Minnesota

Chironomidae (Diptera): The Non-Biting Midge. They have been everywhere as of late it seems. I was hoping to see more of them this winter season as the last few years hadn’t given up many large emergences that I was able to take advantage of. That’s not to say Midge didn’t...

March 18th, 2014: Faded from Winter

Sit back after a day of work, two hours of quality trout angling, a 5.4 mile run at a pace of 7 min/mile with a glass of red wine, Faded From Winter on the radio and try not to smile. Try not to feel like you’ve got everything the world...

Video: Find the Midge

Beautiful weather, hatching midge, and cooperating trout made this day spectacular. I should note that I’m about to make big investments in new and updated photography and video equipment as I am feeling rather limited with what I can do given my current equipment. It’s likely going to take a...

Mar. 13th, 2014: Find the Midge

Arrival Time: 10:42am Arrival Air Temp: 31°F Arrival Water Temp: 38°F Mostly Sunny Skies Light 5-10mph S. Wind Rising on Arrival Water Temp @ 11:45 40°F Water Temp @ 12:40 42°F Water Temp @ 2:45 44°F Water Temp @ 3:45 46°F Find the Midge, that was the goal. Parked at...

SE Minnesota Update

4/14/14: Creek conditions have deteriorated in S.E. Minnesota over the last few days. Larger water in the area is high and muddy. Unfortunately this is likely to get worse according to the forecast over the next few days. Look to headwater areas and smaller creeks for fishable water.

Tie One On & Fish This

#16-18 Ice Dub Pheasant Tail Hook: #16-18 Standard Scud Thread: 70 Denier UTC Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers Body: Pheasant Tail Fibers Rib: SM Copper Wire Wingcase: Pheasant Tail Fibers Thorax: UV Blue Dun Ice Dub Credit: the winonaflyfactory

One from the Archive

With spring fast approaching I can't help but think back to last year and the BWO's I came across. I'm fortunate to have a birthday during one of the best times of the year and I always use the excuse to find my way to the creek. BWO's are usually my Driftless Birthday present.