June 01, 2018

Driftless Karst


Driftless Area

Around 85% of the Driftless Area lies within Wisconsin. Click above red links to see more.

Many folks scratch their heads when I talk about the driftless.  The definition sometimes eludes them.  My home water lies in this beautiful area.  The trout are plentiful and you will never forget it once you visit.

May 31, 2018

Blast from the past

polaroid photos from past

Long ago I took these before I became enlightened.

These days no net shots or ground shots

Trout are too valuable of a resource to injure for a photo.

These days I employ a one handed photo technique and minimize handling.


Is really odd but I can remember exactly where each one of these were caught and the photos are from at least 20 years ago.

May 30, 2018

Use Your Imagination

It is 10 degrees and the wind chill is -20 and you have no indoor plumbing and this is your bath tub.

The spring rains nearly washed away your cabin 30 yards from here and this is your bath tub.

It is 40 degrees and you are so happy winter is over and this is your bath tub.

It is 95 degrees and the mosquitoes and gnats nearly carry you away and this is your bath tub.

It is 1918 in rural Wisconsin and there is no electricity and the Spanish Flu has just killed 3 percent of the population do you really know what hardship is?

May 29, 2018

Hometown Warm Water Trip Report

On the water by 7:50AM.

Had one large fish hit and get off immediately.  More than likely a pike.

Two smallish smallmouth.  Always like how they fight like they are bigger than they are.  Black Mr. Twister.

One decent bass to end outing.  Got too hot and buggy.  Black Mr. Twister again.