all trout streams in wi
Does anyone know of any good trout streams within an hour or so of Devils Lake State Park? I will be camping down there for a few days and am looking for some decent stream trout fishing. Not very interested in fishing the lake for trout. PM me.
Fished a Waushara County Stream last night for a couple hours. Only two browns,one about 6in and the other about 8in. A couple swipes but overall very slow fishing. If I could keep my casts out of trees and bushes that are conviently located above all the "fishy" spots, I maybe could have caught a couple more instead of having to walk through the hole to unsnag myself.
Did happen upon a large new stretch of lunker structures, so new they still have the grass seed mats on them holding the soil in place.
Wondering if anyone can tell me if there is any decent trout fishing up by bagley rapids in oconto county, mountain, wi area heading up there to camp this weekend would like to catch some brooks or anything I guess. Catch and release strictly only for me. Thanks
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@Guitarfish I did some more research on it this morning and came to the same conclusion. There is a DNR document that lists it as stocked with brown trout, but that is from 2002. The stocking reports from 2017 and 2016 both do not list it, and the DNR's report on it is that it is not currently in the best shape for trout (heavy agriculture around it, very low water during heat of summer).
I decided it would probably be a waste of time and gas
I did some research on streams in that area a while back and from what I've read about Stoney Brook is that it is a small, class III stream that is no longer stocked (last stocked in late 90's)... I never thought it would be worth trying out to so I can't say I've actually fished it but do not expect much if you do decide to give it a shot.
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Forgot to mention cut the hook off the white spinner. Put on a black fly with red tail on a size 10 split ring on Berkeley 6 lb mono. Ton of hits lost a couple caught a couple. This was last night. Unfortunately I lost that spinner it fell off my vest so I couldn't use it today. Just FYI. Going have to try 4-10 spider wire maybe get a better hook set.