January 01, 2016

Epic Battle

26 inch fatty female brown caught right where this thermal feeds in on a black bugger with plastic legs. The angler was lucky he was in the water for the extended battle. It ran upstream and down. Was epic battle.  Happened about 15 years ago.

Good bye 2015....... Hello 2016

The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Wisconsin Brook Trout And What Caught On

December 31, 2015

Screen Saver

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Small Stream Browns Are My Favorite

StreamOfTime_photos's 1Browns album on Photobucket

The butter brown bellies and the amazing spectrum of colors are my weakness.

Keep those brook trout.  They are beautiful but they are about as dumb as a box of rocks.  You can catch them on a bare hook almost.

When a brown gets a little bigger, it is actually an accomplishment to fool them and hook and land them in tight quarters.

Middle Of The Week Looks Better

Extended Forecast

 Wading will help avoid beaver runs and hazards hidden under the deep snow,

December 30, 2015

Trout Caught In Cold Weather And What Caught On

Good Luck This Weekend!!

 Luke Weber knows how to fish in snowy weather.
Dan Braun knows what to throw when it is snowy.

December 29, 2015

I May Be A Little Crazy But I Am NOT Stupid

opening weekend trout fishing looks like a wash for me. Going to be too cold during the overnights and the nine inches of snow in the last 24 hours will make walking treacherous and foolhardy. I enjoy fishing for trout but my knees and back would suffer if I went out.

December 28, 2015

Lost In The Woods

My wife's new hobby is hiking due to all the bike trails being closed for the winter.

December 27, 2015

Opening Day Outlook

The two days prior to opener will be the coldest days of the winter so far.  That may have a lock jaw effect on the trout.

Don't hit the water before 10am and pick a short stretch to fish.

Variably cloudy and seasonably cold.
Low: 14
High: 25
Partly sunny and cold.
Low: 7
High: 22
Variably cloudy, breezy and seasonably cold.
Low: 10
High: 27
Mostly sunny and a little milder.
Low: 16
High: 35

Scout the day before around 10am to see what time the shell ice comes off.

Target slow deep water with a feed funnel near to it.

Think about where there are springs upstream of your target area.

Sunday afternoon looks better then Saturday.

Remember big, deep and slow.