February 15, 2014


New 8 pound test on my small stream rod that is a Fenwick 6'6" with a shimano stradic 2500

New 10 pound test on my 7 foot Fenwick with a Shimano Stradic 2500 lined up.

Rod and reels ready.

Size 9 on one rod.

Size 9 on other.


Gear is ready...my back and knee needs to be ready soon.

Waders checked for leaks.

Wader liners washed and ready.

New shoe strings in wading boots.

13th  March is my projected opening day.

Two Weeks

February 13, 2014

Nary A Bite!!

I have fished this hole 10 times over the last 3 years.  Above and below this hole I kicked trout tail.  My buddy Andy was skunked in the hole also.  The only sane reason we caught no trout in here is there is one really big picky trout that lives in this hole.

Head Scratcher

 Another head scratcher. The WDNR or Corp Of Engineers 25-35 years ago decided to straighten some stretches on this waterway for flood control and control of rough fish. They spent lots of money on this waterway and its west branch. They have zero easements on this "improve" area. There are five spillways on this main branch and four on the west branch. I have caught sooo many trout below and above all nine of these spillways through the years and there are zero easements.  I have permission on all nine. The west branch has brookies.

February 12, 2014


Feeling Better

My knee is finally feeling a little better.  I am getting that spark back.  My opener will be a little later in March but I will treat it like opening day.

February 09, 2014

six hours a day

for 6 weeks with this contraption on.