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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Sept. 18th, 2011: The Five S

[singlepic id=2873 w=320 h=240 float=right] That would stand for Super Secret Sexy Streamer Stretch. Say that five times fast… Better yet? Hike around the Driftless Area for a couple years looking for the most amazing piece of streamer water holding some of the largest trout in high quantities, then if …

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Sept. 14th, 2011: Catch & Keep…?

[singlepic id=2863 w=320 h=240 float=right] So it went that the last day of the catch and keep season I went George hunting. I had spied this trout several times throughout the latter half of this summer season, I watched her come out twice on previous attempts but hesitate at the last …

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July 15th, 2011: Fish the Pre-Heat

[singlepic id=2737 w=300 h=220 float=right] Field Notes: AT: 7:00am DT: 11:30am WT @8am: 57°F @11am: 56°F Clear Water on Arrival AAT: 75°F DAT: 84°F Rising Trout on Arrival Onstream at 7am…late for this time of the year. I hiked downstream roughly a mile and began working back upstream to the …

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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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October 17th, Border Jumping

[singlepic id=777 w=280 h=200 float=left] The plan was hatched with little time to spare. The night before digging my gear from it’s hidden resting place, packing fly boxes, tying the last minute necessities and printing my stamp and license at home, sometimes you have to love the internet. We left …

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