Over the years I have been accused of frowning in photos on purpose. Maybe I do maybe I don't. I do know I have a large smile painted on my face after a phone conversation I just had.
Back to my real smile. I had a young guy ask me where I would go to catch a big brown. Michael's encounter with the German Tank above from 12 years ago popped in my head.
I sent the young guy and his buddy in at first light at the black angus bridge. The very first hole of the day just upstream of the bridge was a wild one.
The guy threw in his size 7 husky jerk rapala at some down trees and debris within 20 yards of the bridge. The snag came alive. The XL sized fish hit ferociously and the swell it made had the angler questioning if there are big pike in the waterway. The lure bounced off the iron jawed monster.
I am smiling because my knee is healing quickly and this fish would be a fitting end for a shortened year.
August 07, 2014
Just taped a radio segment with Gary A. Engberg and Outdoor Horizons Radio The Zone 1670 AM and 106.7 FM . We talked about my book release and trout fishing conditions in the area.
Through the years I have shared my excellent hole with many folks.
Last year I saw some construction equipment out in the field near the hole. It was the WDNR and they were "fixing" the stream on request of the landowner.
Earlier this year I limped out to this hole and it nearly made me cry. The fixing entailed taking every tree off the bank and putting in giant boulders and lots of loose gravel.
I sent a friend to fish it yesterday and the boulders have been silted in and the hole no longer exists.
Good job fixing this stream "NOT"