2013 trout season in the books. First year fishing central wisconsin for me and first year trying to seriously learn the sport of trout fishing. I kept a solid fishing log so here are some results:
Fished 15 different trout streams, 25 different total stream segments in the central wisconsin area, waupaca, waushara, portage, marquette ctys. I didn't fish any water that wasn't wadable. My general attitude was put in and wade for hours to reach water that rarely gets fished. I was amazed how often fishing was night and day better after passing a downed tree of passing the end of public land access.
Most fish in a day: approx 60 fish Biggest fish: 17" brown, 13" brook, 15" rainbow Best day: Sep 28th. 30+ fish caught with very few under 10" Streams that skunked me: only 1, chaffee creek. Pairs of waders ripped: 2
Nearly all fish this season caught on silver rooster tails and gold panther martins or the occasional tiny crankbait. Probably only fished worms or jig presentations a total of one hour the whole season...part of the reason big fish is only 17".
Next season goals:
Fish the early season. I didn't get started this year until June.
Streams I didn't fish enough that I'd like to fish more: Waupaca river, Mecan River in particular but any stream or segment I didn't hit in 2013 is on the list for 2014. Also the goal is to fish more big trout water to get a 20+"er.
Technique to get better at: jig and plastics
Time to find something else to fish for. See you all next year!
***I'm not going to post the detailed stream by stream specifics to the world, but if anyone is looking to trade stream notes PM me.