I have lived in Richland County for approximately 25 years. My hometown is Gays Mills, WI. I am an avid trout angler and outdoors person. My wife Barb hikes and bikes throughout Wisconsin.
My fishing has given me a unique view of the streams in my now home water. I fish 70 percent of my time in Richland County chasing trout. The scenery here is amazing. The rock outcropping are majestic and awe inspiring. It never gets old seeing what Mother Nature and Father Time has created. Trout don't live in ugly places.
“About four years ago I made a comment to an acquaintance about trout fishing being so important to me, and he dismissed it. He said trout fishing was the least important thing he does in life and I shouldn’t make it so important.
I wholeheartedly disagree with him. Many people go to church to feel spiritual and be in touch with the universe. I go into the outdoors to cleanse my soul. All the things in life that bother me are melted away about a hundred yards from the truck. The fish are only a bonus in the whole scheme of things.”
The rock formations that occur along the streams in the area are second to none for beauty and grandeur. I am in awe and feel a reverence for these beautiful places I am allowed to enjoy. My cathedral awaits me every trip to the stream.
Richland County does not have a monopoly on beautiful places. My fishing takes me often to Crawford and Vernon counties.
I asked the family expert in the matters of everything geological about the rock outcroppings.