100 Best Trout Streams in Wisconsin

12/22/09 @ 11:26 AM
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D Big Tuna
D Big Tuna
USER since 10/10/09
I hope they don't. Hopefully the DNR had something to do with it because they are sure to have the numbers wrong and the streams will be left alone.

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5/16/10 @ 7:11 AM
Coulee_region_adventures
Coulee_region_adventures
USER since 3/18/10
LCH- Say it 'aint so!! ahhahahahah

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5/15/10 @ 12:02 PM
Coulee_region_adventures
Coulee_region_adventures
USER since 3/18/10
didja get your chub on shane? lol.... I'd hook you up with some trout streams in that neck of the woods.

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5/3/10 @ 9:02 PM
Coulee_region_adventures
Coulee_region_adventures
USER since 3/18/10
ummm... I don't think anyone actually said trap Tounge Out

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5/3/10 @ 8:20 PM
Flytrap
Flytrap
USER since 1/29/08
Soooo, I don't remember, did anyone actually LIKE the BOOK? Lips Sealed

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5/3/10 @ 7:13 PM
Coulee_region_adventures
Coulee_region_adventures
USER since 3/18/10
Eating our annual shore lunch; a farmer pulled into the parking area where were eating to see how the fishing was and perhaps shoot the bull.

After some short banter; I offered him a bite to eat. He accepted my offer kindly and ate some fresh fried fish with us. After his tasty meal, he pointed us to a branch of stream that no one fishes, but is a DNR easment on his land. "heck the DNR pay for it to use it- you guys might as well fish it- Thanks for the fish it hit the spot."

It pays to feed the land owners!

CRA

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5/3/10 @ 9:04 AM
goh
goh
USER since 3/15/03
CRA, Keeping trout within the limits is every angler's right. I was just voicing my own two cents and perhaps I should've added that to the end. I have no problem with people keeping wild trout; I just choose not to myself. Additionally, after eating two on opening day, I now remember why I stopped eating trout when I chased them in the Milwaukee area years ago - they are like the white meat on a chicken...a little on the dry side compared to crappie and bluegill. I'm a dark meat guy. So, that leaves extra trout for everybody else to hunt. I will still chase them because they are an incredible fish and some of the most beautiful things that swim, but I won't be eating them. Again, this is just my take and I don't wish to cast any negative light on anyone who is within the letter of the law. Eating fish that you catch is a great thing. We are actually spoiled as anglers because we get to eat fish far more fresh than anything in the market.

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5/2/10 @ 10:42 PM
Coulee_region_adventures
Coulee_region_adventures
USER since 3/18/10
Or if you want to keep a few trout without taking down a significant number of the wild stock. I won't keep trout from waters that aren't stocked because I don't want to hurt a resource that is on the upswing, but maybe that's just me.

Goh... congratulations on your valliant decicion to not keep trout in a natural stocked stream. And though I recognize the important part natural trout play in the streams eco system; can disagre with you.

I keep the legal natural trout that I catch because I enjoy eating the meat. I however, will not take more than it is required for a day or two's worth of meals. I do not enjoy the taste of first year planters- therefore I release planters to come back to visit me in following year.

I feel that the trout I keep and eat potentially will fall prey to disease and predation- that by keeping them I am thinning out the school so that other fish don't have to compete for food or space. I recognize the daily bag limits (should I choose to follow them) amounts to 20 trout; therefore I do not limit out or even come close. Good management stems from good common sense!

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5/2/10 @ 10:36 PM
Coulee_region_adventures
Coulee_region_adventures
USER since 3/18/10
Buzzie- who cares if LCH guides anymore or not? what does this have to do with this thread?

I have been following this thread for months now, and have to yet see anyone bash this book or it's author. I have seen people question the sources of the authors research; research methods; or logic that went into naming the streams mentioned.

What I did see is how this thread turned into a discussion of thoughts of the book to "should I reveal the streams I fish" ethics discussion. Long threads do tend to stray from the original topic- such is the case in any discussion.

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5/2/10 @ 8:49 PM
Buzzie
Buzzie
USER since 8/17/08
If you are no longer a guiding why are you promoting yourself as one?

" Len is a native of this area, a trout fishing guide, a very talented outdoor writer, and a tireless promoter of the trout fishing opportunities that we have in Southwest Wisconsin"

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5/2/10 @ 6:13 AM
Flytrap
Flytrap
USER since 1/29/08
Only a jerk would wear a Cowboys shirt while fishing in Wisconsin! Wink

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