April 28th: 2016

Late and frankly irrelevant post in June but the pictures I felt were worth the short mention of the day. Caddis, BWOs and Midge all showed up to the party. Fish responded in kind and the first Morel of the season was found at the base of a prime tree …

Jackpot: 4/9/16

Spent a couple hours to hike a stretch of water I’ve never fished before. Easy access, minimal evidence of frequent fishing pressure and the potential for some seriously large brown trout. I wasn’t sure it was going to be worth my time until I rounded a corner and the sandy …

3/25/16

Winter returns… 8inches of snow fell just two days ago, air temps were good so I shot down to a creek not too far from where I happen to be today just to see how things are looking. Midge were in the air and the trout active. Water was crystal …

The Hairball…

Today a good friend returns to the Driftless area after a long hiatus. We fish hard the next few days, tommorow he hits the river for walleye while I ride my bike. Friday and Saturday will be dawn to dusk back to back days. Need a few hair balls to …

Jan. 31st: 2016

Brook, brown and bow, that’s how the first month of year ended. Significant snow melt and rainy conditions drove the car to the creek. Picked a spot that contains many springs concentrated in a short distance to combat lower water temps from melting snow. 37°F and overcast when I got over the …

Jan. 24: 2016

Fished and hiked for 6hrs today, saw a lot of water. Missed a few, caught a few too. No midges, was alittle disappointed about that but they will come soon enough. The Big EZ worked very well today on the bigger water, it was readily eaten on the down and …