July 29, 2017

Can't Believe It

My wife likes me to take someone with fishing these days to keep an eye on me.

I have checked the stream conditions for 4 days now.

I stopped in at a farmer's and told him I would be fishing there bright and early sunday morning.

I asked 14 of my fishing buds to go.  None could go.

I might just have to go by myself in the morning.

Hayden Brown

I have five sisters and MANY nephews and nieces.  None have showed any real wish to fish until my nephew Curt told me his son Hayden wants to fish.

We set up to fish a couple times but the rain shut us down.  I decided a package in the mail was in order.  I emptied one of my smaller tackle boxes and looked in my other boxes and loaded up an ALL species tackle box.

I sent the box out Monday.

To say the least Hayden was tickled.

He promptly went out and put it to good use.


 She has vexed many an angler

Her lines are breathtaking

She has you under her spell

Her wonders keep you coming back for more.

She can be cold but still beautiful beyond description

Her hold on you is strong

She makes you forget all in the world that bothers you

Her allure is intoxicating.

She is the love of your life and you could not go on without her.

July 28, 2017

Thanks Barbsie

My wife Barb wanders throughout the state hiking.  She takes a few photos along the way when she takes a break.  I really like going with her on her journeys through pictures she takes.  My knees can't stand the long hikes. She took a couple photos of benches and I told her I liked them and now she takes lots of bench photos just for me so I can feel like I am with her.

Barb's Benches

Benches are not only for sitting

Yes there are some benches that are calling your name.

Some are off the beaten path

Some require no words to describe.

 Some beg for you to take a seat

Some beckon to you

Others you watch the world go by in

Others transport you through time

Are they really only places to rest?

They are places to reflect

They are places to dream.

Can you hear that?

Are you ready to proceed?

Am I making myself clear?

 Maybe you need to take a seat and think a little longer.

July 27, 2017

- Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning, think of what a
precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think,
to enjoy, to love.

- Marcus Aurelius

My Net As A Prop

I was looking through my photos this morning. 


There is one common theme to the photos I like the best.


My LDH net being in them made the photo more special. 


July 26, 2017

Our Wisconsin Magazine

Wildcat Mountain photo on page 29 is Barb Harris' first published photo in a magazine.

Our Wisconsin Magazine Website 

 Page 51 has my Unique Cafe in Boscobel story with photos.



Still debating on a third book.  I have the title and am almost finished with it.  It is called Adrift.  Not sure on cover art or graphics.

My other two books were fun to write.  I love talking about the outdoors.  I saved all the proceeds and went on a very nice vacation with my wife. 

Thought about a photo only book but did some research and they are hard to sell due to the cost of colors photos. 

Not sure if going to finish this last book.  It seems too final. 

My two books on amazon are below.

The Stream of Time 

Brigadoon Creek 

July 25, 2017

Jeremy and Joshua Hoff's Excellent Adventure

Thank you for the stream recommendation, Len! I love the layout of this stream. Fished it from 3pm until 6:30pm.  My brother threw panther 9s and I threw 6s. We scored a brookie/brown/bow trifecta.


Nice pools and undercut banks. Put roughly 60 to hand, including a 19" brown, two 17 1/2" browns, and a 22" brooder bow. Also one decent brookie.  Another twenty or so fish were in that 14"-16" range. 

I had a 20 incher get up out of water twice and get off at the net.  How common are a 20" inch fish in this waterway? 
I was thinking of heading towards the mouth of this branch the next time.  If you are up for some fishing next week or the week after, please let me know! Take care, and as always, thank you for all your help with stream reports!

PS:  I need to buy a bigger net.