Jan. 23rd, Brookies On Possuhm Creek

[singlepic id=2218 w=300 h=220 float=right] Coffee, drive, pee, drive, park, rig the rod and then pee again. On-stream arrival was ~11am maybe a bit earlier. The air temp was cold (~0degrees) but a minimal wind and the sun made all the difference. We parked upstream and hiked just over a mile downstream …

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Jan. 17th, 2011: Just the Beginning

[singlepic id=2215 w=380 h=300 float=right] I had the day off, the girl did not. Only one thing to do during trout season with time like this. Fish, hike, fish, hike, then fish some more and be thankful for the time in front of you. Plans were loosely organized and a friend …

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Jan. 13th, Snow & The Driftless

[singlepic id=2196 w=380 h=300 float=right] On-stream at 11am, ~10-13degrees with a minimal South wind. I thought it was going to be colder, I should say “feel” colder. Geared up I was feeling good despite the cloudy skies hiding the sun. I hiked straight to a fishy lie, waited to see …

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Jan. 9th, 2011: Possum Creek

[singlepic id=2173 w=380 h=300 float=right] Looking for new, unexplored winter trout water I found myself streamside at the usual hour for this time of year ~11:30am. I rigged a #16 Orange Scud to start the day with the hopes that by the time I was getting ready to make my …

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Jan. 2nd, 2011: Day Two

[singlepic id=2148 w=380 h=300 float=right] Day two began onstream at ~11:40am under clear sunny skies with an air temp approaching 13 degrees. With minimal wind predicted I knew today would be a bit more comfortable, sweet. I love the winter sun. The few hours when it hangs highest in the …

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Jan 1st, 2011: Year 3 Begins

[singlepic id=2137 w=380 h=300 float=right] The 1st of January opened catch and release season for stream trout in Minnesota and for me began my 3rd full season fishing the Driftless Area creeks that surround me. Although I did manage a trip to Iowa in the off-season it truly felt like it …

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