April 1st, 2011: A Driftless Grab-Bag

[singlepic id=2459 w=300 h=220 float=left] The opening of all streams to Catch and Release angling in Southeast Minnesota arrived last Friday. I made it out to a couple local spots I’ve been wanting to see since the season closed last October. Plans were subject to change at a moments notice and they …

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Mar. 11th, 2011: Trash Creek Re-Visit

[singlepic id=2420 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: ~8:30am DT: 3:20pm AAT: ~30°F  DAT: ~39°F WT: 9am 39.5°F, 11:26am ~42°F, 2:09pm    ~46°F, 3:20pm ~46°F S. Winds 10-12mph Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival #20-24 March 11th was removal day on Trash Creek. I arrived early, took my usual …

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Mar. 10th, 2011: Waiting for Spring

[singlepic id=2395 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: ~8:45am DT: ~2:37pm AAT: ~32°F  DAT: ~39°F WT: 9am ~42°F, 11am 43.8°F, 12:53pm 44.2°F, 2:37pm 46.5°F Steady N. Wind 11-14mph Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival #24 Typical late winter season day here. Earlier arrival time, midge hanging around but …

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Mar. 4th, 2011: Trash Creek

[singlepic id=2352 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: 8:46am, DT: 3:50pm AAT: ~36°F, DAT: ~37°F WT: 8:46am 42°F, 11am 44°F, 3:50pm 46°F Wind Nil until 2pm Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival I planned to assess the water where I parked then hike downstream but after taking initial water …

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Feb. 21st, 2011: The Cold

[singlepic id=2319 w=300 h=220 float=left] It’s back. After a week long thaw that woke most of Southeast Minnesota from winter hibernation and got everyone outside to enjoy the 50°F air temp the cold has returned. I just have to remember to layer well, stay out of the creek as much as possible and don’t …

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Feb. 14th, Sun & Bugs Vid

Enjoy a minute from the Feb. 14th outing. Remember to change the video settings from 360p to 720p in the lower right corner after the video begins playing. It will take alittle longer to load but well worth the wait. Thanks Wendy B. for another excellent day on our Driftless …

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Feb. 14th, 2011: Sun & Bugs

The Field Report [singlepic id=2284 w=380 h=300 float=right] Arrival: ~8am, Departure: ~4:30pm Airtemp: Arrival ~35ºF, Departure ~42ºF Wind: NW 18mph at 8am slowing to 8mph at 4pm Water Temps: ~12:30pm 39ºF, ~2:45pm 41.5ºF Midge in the snow at 10:30am, Rising trout at 1:15pm Wendy B. and I met roadside a bit before 8am under …

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Feb. 11th, 2011: Ice Fishing

[singlepic id=2277 w=380 h=300 float=right] Arrival Air Temp: 12degrees Departure: ~18 Onstream Arrival: 11:15am Departure: 2:30pm ~10mph Winds from the SW Zero Midge Activity, No Risers Ice Shelving Created Issues ~15 Brown Trout Landed #12 Hairball (Both Black & Tan) We arrived onstream later than planned but the weather hadn’t warmed …

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