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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Jan. 8th, 2012: Icing on the Cake

[singlepic id=3177 w=360 h=280 float=right] Arrival time ~9am. Airtemp in the upper 20’s. With frost on the ground Carl and I began the morning hike downstream passing up over two miles of creek. I didn’t bother to stop once to look, the goal was to get to the starting point, …

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Winter Season: Too Early For You?

I don’t think I’ve been this anxious about anything regarding fishing, I want the winter season so damn bad I can practically feel my toes going numb from sitting in the same spot for hours trying to take tiny brown trout on a #20 Midge.  Everyone has their favorite time …

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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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Aug. 8th, 2011: Hoppers Cont.

[singlepic id=2789 w=320 h=240 float=right] The cooler air temp and lower humidity has made it a bit more manageable to get out during peak hopper hours. Heath and I have been fishing together since I began fishing for trout just over three years ago, he has been a sounding board for …

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