Went out for ass long as I could handle sub zero temps on Saturday morning and to my surprise I caught 2 more trout than I expected to catch.
all trout streams in wi
MOON PHASE (72%)
6° - 10° F
Well I made it out to one of my choice streams and had a ruff start. Not to much shelf ice, but the water was low and faster and only jumped a few smaller guys. As I waded towards some deeper holes my luck changed and was able to land an approximately 14-16 in brown and another just a little smaller. After landing those two, I continued to fish that spot (when normally I would move on) and hooked into 2 more but was not able to land them. They are definitely hungry and piled up in deeper holes. 5-6 ft of water.
Definitely a good start to the season!
It is hours away from the Wisconsin early season....a high of 10 for central wi...anyone else going to brave the frigid cold for their first fix of the season? I will be...just not sure what stream I will go to. Checked out one in Marquette county that is not all iced up but seen no brookies dance out of their normal holes when I walked up. So I think i am headed to a faster flowing Columbia county stream.
Tight lines to the brave (or insanely addicted however you choose to see it lol)
66° - 70° F
Pike's Creek in Bayfield County has a decent level, as does all of Chequamegon Bay. I waded up from Hwy 13 to the Red Dam.
I encountered no fish.
The bay needs to cool off a few more degrees before fish enter the streams.
MOON PHASE (80%)
71° - 75° F
After fishing Black Earth in several different spots all summer long w/no luck except for many sightings and quite a few near misses, I finally nabbed a few last week. Trick was I switched from silver to gold blade, and tried to get it to wobble a little to look like an injured grasshopper as they were all over the place! I also snapped-off one of the barbs, so both were hooked perfectly on front lip & still swimming thankfully. Hope to get out once or twice again before season ends on Sunday.
MOON PHASE (89%)
I don't know why I find it fun to buy Mystery Tackle Box and try to catch a fish on every bait from it but today was a day when my reliable spinner only landed two small fish and everything nice I caught was jigging plastics or spoons.