January 30, 2015

Common Mistakes

Fishing a hole that you had luck in last fall in early season.
The water is too cold for trout to hold in and it is also too fast.
Trout won't hold in fast shallow water in spring.  They expend
too much energy doing this.

Dropping your fly or lure right in the sweet spot is bad.  You need to cast above your primary lay so trout are not spooked by dropping it right on their heads.
Casting down stream at the head of the hole.  Fight the need to look and see what is up there.
Forgetting to fish the shallow edges.  Shallow streams have limited hides and the big smart trout love to tuck up under the banks and weeds laying in the water.
Wading too quickly and kicking a wake ahead of you.  It is like shouting at the fish...Here I come!!!!!
Standing on top of beaver dams is a no no.  Your silhouette on the water is enough to scare trout for 100 yards.  Also crawling up on dams is noisy.
 Many trout have been spooked by your movement or silhouette.  Get down and crawl if you have a sweet spot.
 Small streams do not always mean small trout.
Stay out of the water and in the shadows if you can.
 Trout have no eye lids and will shun sunny runs during the middle of the day.  They will actually changes sides of the stream when the sun changes directions.
 You take a local guide to one of your sweet spots with the promise he will never take clients there and you find him there 2 days later with 4 cars full of other guides and he says he kept his promise when confronted.

January 28, 2015

April 26 Arcadia Books Spring Green Monthly Authors Showcase

I will be one of the featured authors at Arcadia Books in Spring Green.

I will be signing my book and talking about my love of the outdoors.

Arcadia Books
102 E. Jefferson Sreet
Spring Green, WI


April 26, 2015

 Arcadia Book Store

Book Signing Bramble Books Viroqua "Brigadoon Creek"

I will be signing and selling my books at Bramble Book Store .

February 21st

There will also be a reading from my book that day and time to speak to me.

Bramble Book Store

Bramble Bookstore
213 S. Main Street
Viroqua, WI 54665

Bramble Book Viroqua Now Carries "Brigadoon Creek"

 Bramble Bookstore

213 S. Main Street

Viroqua, WI 54665



"Brigadoon Creek" Now Available At Soliders Grove Library

 I donated a book to the library today.


January 26, 2015

January 25, 2015

Chicken Soup Sunday

The family pack of drumsticks are in the oven cooking.  They will be boned and added later.

Onions/Garlic/Pepper in the pot first.
Fresh Parsley rough chopped and added.
 Celery/Little House Poultry Blend/Carrots added.
Chicken Broth/Oregano/Thyme/Basil added.

The base is slow cooking on the stove awaiting the chicken and the noodles and more chicken broth.

Madison Fishing Expo 2015

The expo is coming up quickly.  The schedules and speakers bios should be up soon.

 I will be speaking both days of the weekend. My seminar will be "Targeting Large Trout."  When I am not speaking I will be hanging with the Captain and Waldog at the Ultimate Outdoors Radio Booth.


I will have both of books with me at the booth.

40 Days Until Opener