Feb. 15th, 2014

After my skunking a few days prior I decided I needed to go back to the creek and reevaluate my approach. I arrived at noon and set to hiking. I didn’t stop, didn’t linger, didn’t spy for rising fish. I just hiked. Airtemp was predicted to hit 30° but that didn’t happen. …

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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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Jan. 1st, 2012: The Beginning

[singlepic id=3139 w=400 h=320 float=right] Winter season in Minnesota opened this morning, a friend and I proceeded to follow a ritual seen this day for the last four years. Wake, prep gear, drink coffee and drive to the spot. This spot is particular in that no matter the conditions the …

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Nov. 13th, 2011: Trust Your Gut

[singlepic id=3037 w=300 h=220 float=right] Fished another Sunday in Iowa, since Liz and I ended up purchasing a year license it only made sense we would use them as much as possible while the weather holds out. Arrival time: ~12:15pm, Departure Time: ~5:30pm. Airtemp was in the low fifties, the wind …

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Oct. 30th, 2011: The Spawn is On

[singlepic id=3007 w=400 h=320 float=right] Another Sunday run south of the border. Crappy weather, my girl handled it very well. Windy, rainy, cold, the 1.5hrs of sunlight was welcome but left us for more clouds and rain in the later afternoon. Fished from ~12noon till ~6pm, first creek was a new …

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Oct. 23/24th, 2011: The 2nd 24hrs

[singlepic id=2980 w=320 h=240 float=right] The 2nd day of the weekend adventure saw me shivering as I rolled out of the tent, the night before as we pulled off the creek due to thunder and lightening we got a decent dousing. After a cold evening that shower coated everything in …

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