April 25, 2015

3 Twenty Inchers In One Outing

Went with my friend TK today into Deep Dark and we had an excellent big trout day.

TK landed 22 browns,  One was a 20incher.
I landed 18 browns.  2 were 20 inchers.

If My Cat Could Speak

Tommy would be asking me:  "Dad can I eat that?"

April 24, 2015

Photo Of The Day

Prickly Ash Berries were used in olden days as a teasing agent when kids were getting their first teeth.  Was also used for tooth aches.  Not advised to use in this manner anymore.

April 23, 2015

No Contest

Went out at 9:30am with Chris Young from Chicago.  He is a member of the Lee Wulff Trout Unlimited Chapter there.  Chris uses both a spin rod and fly rod.  He fishes with whatever his fishing partner is using.

The robins egg blue skies made me wonder if we were going to do ok today.

40 yards from  the road my question was answered.

Chris caught his biggest small stream brown of his life.

Chris landed 35 brown on a gold panther martin and had at least another dozen long line releases.  Best day every for number by a large margin and his biggest brown in his life.

One hit with such ferocity Chris said he could feel it all the way to his toes.  Couple of the long liners were 17-18 range trout that got off at shore.

I batted clean-up and landed a dozen browns and 1 brookie.

Photo Of The Day

Wild Bergamot blooms in September and needs lots of water.  They are typically found on pristine trout streams.

In olden days the native americans dried theses flowers and made it into a paste and put on their face as an acne cure.

April 22, 2015

Fishidy Sponsoring "Going Fishing With US Veterans"

I have a giveaway we just launched with our friends at Take a Vet Fishing (http://takeavetfishing.org/) that I'm thinking your audience might be interested in knowing about.

This summer, Take a Vet Fishing is giving away 2 half-day guided fishing trips on the chain of lakes in Madison, WI, and an invitation to join an afternoon's festivities, food, drink, etc. that go towards supporting our U.S. Military Veterans and getting them out on the water fishing.

Those interested can enter the drawing here: http://www.fishidy.com/promos/tavf.

Hagar Hollow

 Scarlet Elf Cups
 Dutchman's Breeches
A walk in the woods near Gays Mills was both astonishing and frightful this morning. The floor of the woods was covered with Dutchman's Breeches and Scarlet Elf Cups. A couple of wildflowers were shy and awaiting the sun.

The Dragon Of Hagar Hollow also made an appearance


Until Death Do Us Part

They were married by the Justice Of The Peace.

There was no elaborate ceremony.

My mother wore no flowing wedding gown.

The wedding vows were exchanged in front of two family friends as witnesses.

The vows included no statement of death extinguishing the flames of love the two shared.

My father died in 1967.

Love is forever and death cannot put out a flame that burns so brightly.

April 21, 2015

When You Are Old

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.



To the one man that my mother ever loved.

Cousin Rome Scores Nice Turkey

 21 lbs
10 inch beard

Trout Closes This Sunday In Wisconsin

The one week buffer between catch and release season and real season begins at dark this Sunday evening.  ALL small stream trout in Wisconsin is closed and the next Saturday it is re-opened and the majority of anglers are again allowed to fish and harvest trout again.
This looks like the last such closed buffer season.  The stream regulations will become more confusing and micromanaged in the 2016 season.  Make sure you look at the new "improved" regulations for 2016 when they come out.  I guess simplifying the regulations means adding pages to the rules book and restricting even more the folks that like to keep trout.

Buddy Kirk's MN Opener

Fished Mn Saturday and biggest 3 went 18-19 but no 20's yet.

April 20, 2015

Went To Glarner Stube Saturday

Geschnetzelets "Stube Style" - Tender veal slices sauteed with white wine, cream and mushrooms and some roesti.

Glarner Stube New Glarus