December 25, 2015

The Old Cabin In The Woods

When I find places like these, I like to try to imagine back when it was built.

I try to figure out what was so appealing to the builders to pick this site to call home.

These remnants of a family's hopes and dreams were cut short for some reason.

Such is life in the olden days in rural Wisconsin.

Dam On Kickapoo River Gays Mills






December 22, 2015

Hometown Gays Mills Wisconsin




Male trout

There is not always a kype on the lower jaws.  Males have a more elongated pointed head.

Male or female trout

These rainbows are very easy to tell the difference.  When they are older the lack of a kype tells you it is female.

If there is no kype look for the distance between the corner of the eye and the tip of the top jaw.  This is typically shorter if it is a female.

December 20, 2015

Headwaters Ash Creek

Fifteen years ago I caught 20 brookies and a tiger from this hole without moving a muscle.

The hole is now devoid of life due to a Gill Lice epidemic.

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The Prettiest Browns I Have Ever Caught





Toad Brookie

 He lives right here.  What do you think this toad eats to get some over stuffed?