March 2nd, 2015: Cold Hands

We are imperfect creatures. I am imperfect. I am stubborn. I am also determined. I approached a slow shallow section of creek laden with what could have been hundreds, literally hundreds of brook trout, from upstream as I hiked my foot prints back downstream from where I’d came. I passed this …

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SE Minnesota & Gill Lice

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

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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April 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2012:

[singlepic id=3358 w=320 h=240 float=right] I fished for some portion of each day following the opener on the first. Fished different water and saw Grey Caddis and Baetis coming off regularly. The Grey Caddis kicked in most days around the 12-1pm range and continued to bring trout up through the …

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March 18th, 2012: The Show pt. 3

[singlepic id=3324 w=300 h=220 float=right] Notes and Observations: Arrival Water Temp: ~53°F at 9:59am Arrival Air Temp: Low 60’s Again Low Stained Water Again Fished the SMB First First BWO’s arrived at 11:44am Fished the SMB after the Hatch Again A Down/Across into the Tail of Runs Worked Well [singlepic …

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March 11th, 2012

[singlepic id=3283 w=360 h=280 float=right] Notes and Observations: Arrival Water Temp: ~44degrees at 10:52am Started Fishing a #8 SMB Water Temp at 12:28pm: ~47degrees Minimal or No Hatching Mayflies Fished the SMB all Day, Aggressive Strikes from Faster Water Landed a Brook, Brown and Rainbow Fished a New Stretch of …

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