Water levels were slightly high and a little turbid on my eastern wisconsin stream but that didnt stop me from catching a handful of brookies and bows! I caught 2-3 rainbow trout and ~4 brook trout on a number 0 mepps bronze spinner. I also lost a good 15 fish due to short strikes or bad hooksets and also lost a ~14" brook trout right at the net. The fish in the second photo had what must have been a 4" creek chub sticking out of its throat when I caught it.
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Was fishing East of Lacross Thursday. Storm had come thru just north the night before. Started wading downstream on a south branch and was going to fish up the north branch when I got there (better fishing). Caught 4 nice brookie on the north branch, when, in a very short time, the stream turned coffee brown and started rising quickly. I had never been in a flash flood, but it looked like this was the real deal, and the stream sides were steep and brush choked. So I waded downstream as fast as i could. Clumps of vegitation and small tree branches started going by me, and I almost got swept away a couple times. Finally made it back to the south branch, and it was still low and clear! So I took the time to really fish it, and ended up catching 20 brookie and 3 browns, for a total of 27 trout that morning, and one good scare, LOL!