Trout fishing in WISCONSIN
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MOON PHASE (1%)
Went out on local creek from like 1230 to 4 last sunday. First spot I tried I went 4 for 7 on a spinner. Second spot I fished the trout were not interested in spinners and I changed to small rapalas and manged like 40 bites but only landed 5 fish and I didnt get much footage of second spot. Guess its time tosharpen hooks on my rapalas. 8 browns and 1 rainbow
MOON PHASE (11%)
Jaybee and I have talked about catching a tiger trout. I know they are rare but sounds like there is a chance in Wisconsin. Would love to pics of any tiger trout guys have caught, it is definitely on my bucket list to either catch one or witness Jaybee land one.
Fished a couple hours this foggy morning, was definitely one of our toughest trips. Pretty sure it was due to low numbers of trout in the creek we fished, we covered water and tried a few different things. Jaybee did get a nice rainbow trout, and we also had one little stretch that was good for 3 nice brown in couple casts. Fished another area to finish trip and was very good action for both of us, we had split up and my stretch held browns, while J caught some gorgeous brookies.
Besides cows that decided to spook our trout, one of the two of us received a good jolt from an electric fence.
MOON PHASE (71%)
Fished two Adams County streams today.
The first spot I had never been to. There was a lot of cover for the fish, but it was very difficult to cast into a lot of it. I passed a lot of good looking spots by because of that. I'm sure I walked by a lot of big fish today, but it is what it is. I caught 5 browns and 5 brookies, and also my first tiger trout. Unfortunately, I wasn't carrying my phone so I didn't get to snap a picture. The biggest brown was 13", and the biggest brook was right around 11". Had 2 browns get off the hook right next to me, but they were small so they were doing me a favor. Had about 20 follows, a few by some nice sized fish. I'm guessing they've been caught on spinners before and aren't easily fooled.
The next stream I got to my honey hole and caught 4 brook trout on 4 casts. On the first cast a nice fish missed it and I caught an 8". The next cast a nice fish rocketed out of the water missing the spinner and I caught a dink. The third cast I caught one that was probably about 9.5". The last cast I got the nice brookie. He measured 12". Then it started to downpour and I headed home.
All fish were caught on a Panther Martin.
I've got a couple questions regarding tiger trout. Are they legal to harvest? Do they ever get big? It seems like in every picture I see of one the fish is small. The one I caught today was only about 9". I'm guessing that since they are pretty rare it's hard to catch one that has lived to a ripe old age.
MOON PHASE (97%)
Fished an Adams County stream today. Caught 4 brookies there. Then went to the South Branch of Ten Mile in Portage County and caught a tiny one there. Also fished Ten Mile near Tower and 87th, but didn't catch anything there. I didn't go very far because it didn't look like a fishy area and I didn't like the constantly shifting sand under my feet. All in all it was a good morning. All fish caught on a small Panther Martin.