May 21st & 22nd, 2014: Driftless Spring

May 21st Hit a short section of creek that I haven’t seen in over a year and in fact I think it might have been almost two  since I had walked these banks. This section of creek offers brown trout and they are typically difficult to catch, minimal nymphing opportunities and …

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4/5 & 4/9/14 Carnivores & Elk Antlers?!?

Trout are carnivores and this time of year they demonstrate that fact by chasing fat streamers to your feet despite the clear low water. These fish are hungry, period. Note the below image for this post, look closely and you’ll see a brown trout holding a sucker in it’s jaws. I peered …

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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 17th, 2012: The Show pt. 2

[singlepic id=3318 w=280 h=200 float=right] Notes and Observations: Arrival Air Temp: ~62°F at 9:49am Arrival Water Temp 52°F at 9:59am Low Slightly Stained Water BWO’s Arrive at 11:45am Streamer Fishing First Few Hours of the Day Aggressive Strikes from Browns in the Riffles/Shallower Runs Broke my Tip Top Guide off …

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Feb. 25th, 2012: The First BWO’s

[singlepic id=3237 w=320 h=240 float=right] Air Temp: ~30 Degrees F Water Temp: 52 Degrees F Conditions: Sunny Skies/Minimal Wind Time: 12:28pm The first BWO’s I’ve seen since I stopped crossing the border showed up the other day. I nearly dove head first into the creek after them but it being …

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