August 20, 2016

Wisconsin Life Television

 A seven to eight photo montage of my trout/scenery photography will be featured at the end of an episode playing on PBS channel at 7:00 pm on an upcoming Thursday this fall.

I will put the date it airs when I know it.

I sent them about 60 photos and I am not sure which photos they will pick.

The photos span a 20 year period.  They pick which ones they want to use.

The link below will have the episode about 2 days after it airs.

Seasons On The Stream

Wisconsin extended its season in 2016.  We can go out on the first Saturday in January trout fishing.  There was quite a battle about the changes in the season.  I romanticized about the old January season and was a proponent of the early start.

I think it was the pull or memories of days gone by that were the reasons for starting up early season again.  Many wanted to keep up with the Jones.  Iowa has a winter season and Minnesota has a limited winter season.

The March opener has plenty of cold and snow if that is what you seek.  The fishing is marginal at best in early March and those frigid days of January and February are not my cup of tea.

You can have those frozen guides and layers upon layers to keep warm.

Decent trout can be caught in frigid conditions but they are the exception not the rule.

The middle of March until the end of April is my favorite time to fish.  Zero skitoes and weeds to stumble in.  The fish are much more eager when the temps get close to 40.

August 17, 2016

Stream Clarity And Conditions

Did a drive around. had hard rain over night. streams chocolate milk for 2 days minimum.

Brook Trout

August 16, 2016

Pet Cemetery

Some photos cause an immediate flash back to an event or maybe even a movie you have seen.

This photo by my wife Barb made me think of Stephen King's Pet Cemetery.

Stream Photos

August 15, 2016

August 14, 2016

The Bench In The Woods

 It is more than a place to sit.

 It is a place to think.

 It is a place to dream.

It is a time machine.

Half A Million Hits!!!!

 Before the end of August my blog will break Half A Million Hits!!!!

A Photographic Journey

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow!"

Hunter S. Thompson 

Are we there yet?

Not even close!