SE Minnesota & Gill Lice

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So the photo’s from last week’s Brook trout adventure turned out to be evidence of Salmincola edwardsii also known as Gill Lice as Cam noted on my last post. This parasite is Salvenius specific and does not affect Rainbow or Brown trout. I emailed staff at the SE Minnesota Fisheries office …

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Feb. 16th, 2014 Winter Brookies

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What could make trout fishing in SE Minnesota on a beautiful sunny day in the middle of February in low wind better? Catching nothing but brookies and enjoying every minute, that’s what. On the nicest day of the winter season Carl and I decided that the typical locations would likely …

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Feb. 15th, 2014

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After my skunking a few days prior I decided I needed to go back to the creek and reevaluate my approach. I arrived at noon and set to hiking. I didn’t stop, didn’t linger, didn’t spy for rising fish. I just hiked. Airtemp was predicted to hit 30° but that didn’t happen. …

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Feb. 13th, 2014

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Arrival Time: ~11:15am Arrival Air Temp: ~20°F Winds: Shifting Often ~10-15mph Partly Cloudy Midge Seen on Arrival LB Stones Seen on Arrival Forecasted to be a warmer but windy day. I wanted to avoid the problem of frozen over creeks, ice shelves and the wind but finding a pink line …

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