May 20th, 2011: May Mornings pt. 2

[singlepic id=2618 w=300 h=220 float=right] Started another day in the heart of the Driftless Area of Southeast Minnesota onstream at ~7:30am. The creek was at normal flow and gin clear. I picked a challenge this May morning, a long hundred yard stretch of very slow moving trout water slightly weeded …

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2011 S.E. MN Trout Angling

[singlepic id=2579 w=420 h=340 float=right] A while back I was asked to submit any photos I had fitting the description of an angler with a “tight line” to the DNR Area Fisheries Office for a potential cover to the 2011 Trout Angling Opportunities Brochure for Southern and Central Minnesota. I thought …

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May 1st, 2011: Given Lemons

[singlepic id=2580 w=360 h=300 float=right] Woke early again (~5am) to prep gear, coffee, breakfast and to spend a decent amount of time assessing precipitation totals and weather conditions. The wind was predicted at 20mph from the West all day long. Walking out to the truck at 7am was not encouraging, …

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April 29th, 2011: Hatch Hunting

[singlepic id=2570 w=320 h=240 float=right] Woke early to arrive creekside at ~8:30am, took a gamble on a spot I’ve caught great caddis hatches in the past this time of year but found high flows, severely stained water and in-active trout. Based on the conditions I swung an SMB during the …

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