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one_more_cast
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8/3/15 8:31 PM CST
Fished a small stream near La Crosse this morning. Water levels are low and lots of vegetation has overtook the stream, but still managed to catch quality numbers of trout! I brought the gopro along, so check out some of the footage I got from the trip. Trout can still be caught in the "dog days" of summer, so GO GET EM!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajKLf3cByA4

[This post was last edited on 8/3/15 at 8:33 PM]
muskymaina920
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7/29/15 4:50 PM CST
wondering how the water levels are above caldron falls on peshtigo river?

walleyeguy1229
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7/27/15 3:09 PM CST
Thanks guys!I'll probably just get a 5wt then

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7/27/15 9:41 AM CST
I pretty much agree with RRT in the previous post. When you purchase a quality rod (Sage, Winston, or one of the higher priced St. Croix rods) you can go up or down a line weight. In other words, if you have a good quality 5 wt. rod, you can fish a four, five, or six weight line on that rod. Fishing dry flies is "usually' better on a lighter weight rod except for large hoppers or bass bugs.

RockRiverTom
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7/27/15 8:21 AM CST
A five or six weight will be fine. Five a little light if you're casting a streamer larger than size six or eight. I use a 9'6" five weight on the Namekagon and it does fine.

walleyeguy1229
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7/27/15 12:10 AM CST
Anyone know what weight rod would be the best for mainly streamer fishing and some occasional dries on some of the bigger, freestone rivers such as the wolf or namekagon? Thanks

trouter
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7/23/15 4:22 AM CST
Yes, there are trout in the Sand County area. Our place is in Adams County and our stream has brook trout.

I do not fish often in the heat of the summer, but the trout are still there.

The streams east of Westfield have nice trout.

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Pandikutty
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7/14/15 8:33 AM CST
Folks I'm interested in getting into trout fishing. Any good starting spot to try out within Dane county? Pm appreciated.

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7/13/15 3:06 PM CST
There are fish there. I have had some decent luck. Bass and trout are not together though. Think cold water.

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7/13/15 3:01 PM CST
Are there really trout in the Sand County Area!? Last year I fished here all day and caught only Smallmouth and yesterday I did manage to catch a Brown Trout..... to bad he was only 5 inches long.

When I catch Smallmouth and see no sign of trout my first thought is to move upstream and find smaller/cooler tributary waters- still nothing. I understand fishing for trout in mid 80 temps and sun isnt ideal conditions but I have caught fish in similar situations before and I have to fish when time allows.

I have my streams/rivers that I do well at but for some reason I am drawn to come back here until I find the fish!

I am not looking for your access points or even your streams/rivers I am just looking for a confidence booster that Sand County (Waupaca area) streams/rivers are worth fishing.

Thank You!!

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trouter
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7/2/15 6:08 PM CST
When otters den up for the winter on our stream, they clean out the trout. I know that because we do not have anything but trout in our stream. They really clean out the trout.

Our stream is not improved by anyone. I hope it stays that way. The improvements made on a different local stream looked great when they were finished, but after a few seasons, they began to fall apart.

Beavers do dam up the streams, slowing flow and warming and silting the water. This is bad news for trout. I trap out beavers when they move in.

go2fish
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6/29/15 9:18 PM CST
Enough - take this to forums, PLEASE. This weekend - Mill Creek and Trout Creek, Iowa Co. Mill pretty murky, Trout not so much. Caught a few 8 - 13 inch browns on spinners in Trout. Caught a fat 14 incher on twitched spoon on Mill. Also on Mill, big old grandma brownie swung and missed twice by a rocky, undercut shoreline. Woulda loved to fight that one and see it up close. Bugs and weeds were hell. Had a blast - hope you all do to. Good luck fishin.

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6/29/15 2:01 PM CST
Brush Bundling is fisherman friendly yes but it is much more then that. Trout need cool, moving water. By bundling brush and anchoring it along a stream/river bank you basically are channeling the stream. This causes the same amount of water to flow through a smaller area which in turn creates deeper and cooler water it also increases current. Not to mention the extra hiding places created by all of the branches.

The only way that habitat work hurts trout is it creates a magnet for trout fisherman to flock too. A lot of areas that have improvement are very over fished- which is made clear by the high traffic paths along many streams and rivers.

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6/29/15 1:42 PM CST
Have you considered applying for a job with the DNR OR Trout Unlimited? Clearly you have done more research than both groups and you have more education then both groups. I am sure they will be willing to pay up for all of your education and new information. Maybe they can just pay you to be a consultant and you wouldnt even have to work for them?

NEWeyeslayer
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6/27/15 4:07 PM CST
Forgot to add.. Stocking and catch and release.. That's probably half the reason they don't stock up here is all the bait fisherman would go in there and wipe them out

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