August 20, 2017

Fall Beckons

 the colors will be changing before you know it.

Photos by Barb and Len Harris

August 19, 2017

Trout Don't Live In Ugly Places

I have fished my home water for over half a century.  Every time I go out I discover something new.  Many think they are in search of trout when they go out.  The trout are only a bonus.

This scene is what most anglers dream of.  Don't get me wrong; this is a big part of the experience when I am out and about. There is much more to see, smell, and feel.

There so many things to see when you are on stream.  The sun setting over a driftless hillside comes to mind.  The smell of plum blossoms are better than any over priced perfume from Paris or Rome.

Of course a butter bellied brown can not hurt your adventure.  But there is much more to see.

There are flowers to be smelled and photos of garden spiders to be taken along the way.

There are discoveries to be experienced.  Your mind is to wander and wonder.

Are you really only in search of trout?

August 17, 2017

2017 So Far

It has been a good year.  I am limited in my mobility and stamina due to my knees and back.

The season is just starting to get past the summer rain and heat.

I feel a good last 2 months of season coming.

Team Hoff

Team Hoff wandered all over Wednesday.

They saved my tip for next week.

30 trout were caught during their wandering.

August 16, 2017

Personal Best and Trifecta Of Sorts

Hit the water at 8am this morning.  The clouds in the forecast never materialized.

Most trout were under 12 inches today.  Three topped 15 inches and one wayward brookie was caught.  36 to hand in 3.5 hours.  Not bad for a robin's egg blue moring.

Water clarity almost crystal clear.  Water temp was 64.

On the second to last hole of the morning I scored my largest chub ever.

I guess it is sorta a trifecta.