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fishfinder101
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7/29/14 12:02 PM CST
I am a couple miles up from where it meets the river. I've fished this creek a lot and never have found this many here before. I also noticed a ton of 2in minnows around this time, not sure what they were, i thought about trying to catch a couple to see what they were though. The water could be warming up some, in know there were a lot of weeds growing. most of my trout come from under the banks which had a lot of over hanging weeds, so maybe they were just tucked way under there and didnt feel like coming out. I'd just hate to see the creek go to hell and taken over by pike and bass. I always have better luck early in the season or cnr season, but i didnt have a truck to pull the boat and chase ski's so i decided to head up the stream for the day.

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7/28/14 4:20 PM CST
If you are seeing a lot of SMB and NP in your trout streams it usually means that your water temp is getting warmer. If you are fishing near the mouth of a larger river you will see the species coexist. Typically, SMB and NP do not get along well with the trout.

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7/28/14 4:12 PM CST
Have you tried at night. .. Looks like there's more competition for food.. Maybe the trout had to adapt and change feeding habits. .. Wink

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7/28/14 1:43 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
fished a local stream in south central wisconsin this weekend. I've been fishing this stream a lot the last few years and each time out i catch more and more smb. I've usually been able to travel up stream far enough to get away from them and then I'll start catching trout or at least moving some. the last two times it didnt seem like i could get passed the smb as i caught them as far as i went, which i bet is a couple miles. I also seen around 10 fingerling pike swiming around here and there, one 20 in. pike. Does anyone know if trout and smb will mix well in the same stream. I do not catch alot of trout out of this stream but on an average day I'll catch 3-5 between 14-20in. and have been doing this for the last 4-5 years. I very rarely get skunked with trout and its now happen twice and i've averaged at least 10 smb each time and could easily catch more if i switch up my bait.

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7/28/14 1:24 PM CST
My largest is 22 inchs, i have kept some small trout due to bad hooks sets. I guess it all depends for eaters i like the 12-14 inch type.

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7/26/14 7:27 AM CST
TJM what's the biggest and smallest fish you would keep? Wondering

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7/24/14 10:03 AM CST
I have land in Richland County and have spent all of my life fishing trout in SW Wisconsin. Everytime i do fish i bring trout home to eat. Love them and really dont care what other people think. I catch a trophy (and i have) it goes on the wall. Now a days the good thing is they have fibeglass replicas. Now i can photo weigh and release the big guys. I still take fish home to eat.

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7/16/14 11:11 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
I prefer cloudy windy days for fishing trout. Today is not one of those days.

On the way back from town, I stopped at a few bridges to check on trout activity. As things turn out, they had all already eaten.

Then I stopped at the hole that has yet to provide any action yet this season.

I blame it on the otters.

On the third cast, I landed what could only be described as a shy trout. I based this behavioral bend based on the number of times he jumped before meeting me.

At 13 inches, I decided to take him home for lunch.

This brook trout had nothing in his belly.

Tight lines !

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6/18/14 7:27 PM CST
A couple bonuses from a Hayward area stream.

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6/13/14 11:49 AM CST
Going to be fishing in Oconto County and Shawano County June 29-July 2. Does anybody mind sharing a little bit of information about trout fishing up here to a beginner fly-fisherman looking to hook into some trout? I have some nymphs, wooly buggers, and assorted dry flies so I think I'm set on flies; I also have waders and everything. I really am just looking for advice on what are the best streams to hit up and maybe some advice on fishing my flies. Not looking for secret honey holes or anything, just some information to get me going in the right direction. Please pm me so we don't muddy up the report thread.

Thanks and Tight Lines, Jake

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5/30/14 8:16 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
I made the rounds this morning. The first hole had no fish. The second hole had a fish who wanted to fight.

It was a 15 inch brook trout.

The third hole has produced no fish this year, but has in the past. I landed no fish, but I did manage to see one of them rise. It was too short.

Neenah creek was full of minnows. No trout were interested in my rapala.

Trouter

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5/28/14 8:45 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went out on the Rush River this past weekend, we caught probably 60 fish between my brother and I. The majority of them were in the 14-15" range with the biggest being 17'. We were having good success on crawlers until we ran out and switched to spinners and continued to do well.

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5/27/14 8:06 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Made it out to the Coon Valley area yesterday with Pa. We hiked in a ways to get away from the bridge-hole anglers and were rewarded with a great day. Dad only fished about 100 yards of stream in 4 hours, but still caught about 8 or 9 trout. I walked a bit further and fished a few more holes, moving on when the bite slowed down. I didn't count, but I know I caught at least 10 on spinners and probably twice that on crawlers. By keeping a tight line, I could make sure they were lip-hooked, although I missed a lot that way. I baked up my portion of the ones we kept last night and wolfed most of it right down - awesome. Gotta get out trouting more often! Cool

JoeFriday
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5/27/14 11:37 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished a section of the BEC on Friday. I started in late morning (about 10am) and took a break for a couple hours around noon, returning around 3pm. During the 4 hours I was on the water, I saw 5 rises but no hookups for me. There were definitely some fish in there, but not as many as I hoped. I realize my timing was probably half my problem, but sometimes you gotta fish when you can.

The BEC is a tough one due to the pressure it gets and the major fish kills from farmers every 3-4 years. That's why I put back every fish I catch there, but I doubt everyone else does the same. It would be pretty easy to fish it out completely in a couple months.

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5/26/14 2:26 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Another great weekend in the driftless region. Hit some old streams and some new streams.

Crooked Creek. Used to be one of my all time favorite streams. Fun to fish and lots of fish. Fished it for an hour yesterday, VERY few fish sightings, no rises or no fish. Not sure what happened to this creek but its disappointing. If anyone else is doing well let me know. You won't hurt my feelings.

Big Green. Love this stream but it was like a parking lot yesterday. Managed to find a few hundred yards without a car in it. Got 3 strikes on dries, still fun to fish with some great holes.

Little Green. This stream holds great potential, unfortunately the DNR has let it go. Definitely not easy to fish but I'd rather go there than wait in line at the Big Green. Great holes with a lot of rock and almost no drainage from farmland into it. The DNR should make an effort to stock this, I never saw one fish and I fished it hard.

Borah Creek. Decent trout population. Hard as hell to fish, lots of trees. You will have the place to yourself though!!

Until next time.

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