March 10th, 2012: George

[singlepic id=3275 w=400 h=320 float=right] Woke to windy conditions, a good predicted air temp and the possibility of BWO’s. Met up with my friend Heath and we hit a creek I’ve been visiting for four years now. We pulled up to the water with no idea what the day was …

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Sept. 24th, 2011: Trout, Chubs & Carp

[singlepic id=2896 w=320 h=240 float=right] Took a friend fishing the other day, woke early and drove for more than an hour to get streamside. That’s an hour for me… and over three for Paul. Coming from St. Paul this guy woke at 3:30am to get to my place at a good …

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Aug. 12th, 2011: This Is Driftless

[singlepic id=2802 w=420 h=340 float=left] Fished a creek with Sershen yesterday, we’ve been able to get out a handful of times lately and it’s been good. I’ve advocated creek dueling with a friend before. I dig talking trout, tactics and everything else while fishing with a good friend. Everyone has that …

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Aug. 3rd, 2011: Bitch Creek

[singlepic id=2774 w=400 h=320 float=right] Wendy Berrell has managed to describe perfectly the situation I found myself in yesterday, the doldrums of summer. Hot and humid, taking perhaps fewer fish due to a handful of botched casts and hooksets. I’ll blame the casts on the weeds, the hooksets are all my …

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May 20th, 2011: May Mornings pt. 2

[singlepic id=2618 w=300 h=220 float=right] Started another day in the heart of the Driftless Area of Southeast Minnesota onstream at ~7:30am. The creek was at normal flow and gin clear. I picked a challenge this May morning, a long hundred yard stretch of very slow moving trout water slightly weeded …

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April 12th, 2011: Research

[singlepic id=2503 w=380 h=300 float=right] After my recent Sunday outing that saw a massive caddis hatch, a discussion with other knowledgeable anglers in our area has lead me to believe that what I have referred to as the “Gray Caddis” hatch was incorrect. I’ve been fishing a different hatch. That’s not to …

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April 7th, 2011: #8 Hairball

[singlepic id=2489 w=495 h=415 float=center] I was informed last evening that a friend of mine and fellow trout angler was injured while working and had to have surgery on his leg involving a bone plate. It’s the beginning of the trout season, beginning of the summer and he will be …

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