all trout streams in wi

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9/20/17 @ 2:56 PM
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trouter
trouter
USER since 7/3/01

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

The Morning Report

Apples and walnuts are in fierce competition with the leaves to see who can fall first. The falling leaves provide color to the wind. The apples plop as they hit the water surface. The leaves silently glide from the air to the water.

The first fish of the day took the lure and danced on the water as if he were a fin filled Fred Astaire. In the process, he spit out the lure.

The next fish was not so talented. The brown was a keeper, but I was looking for something larger. So back he went, undoubtedly for more dancing lessons.

On the way back to the truck, it began to rain. The rain turned to a shower and I was rather wet. One taco bell lunch later, and I was ready to hit it again.

The next stream began with promise. As I walked up to the stream, a big brown saw me and swam off. He was around 2 feet long and as fat as a carp.

Mind you, I did not see him again. But I did spend a little time there, only to kick up lots of minnows, but no trout. So I moved on.

The next stop provided a foot long brown trout on the first cast. The next cast I hooked up with a larger fish. I was not sure how large. It would not jump, preferring to dive deep like some sort of German submarine.

I finally brought him to the surface. He saw me and ran for his life. The rod was bend and the reel was screaming. Finally, I landed the hook jaw. It was 20 inches long. Since it was shorter than the last big brown, I tossed it back.

Home for lunch now. A nap is in order.


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9/15/17 @ 10:11 PM
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NBarker
NBarker
USER since 12/2/13

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Have bounced around Portage County streams lately. Fished some dfferent stretches of stream and hit some favorite spots as well. Been finding more browns than brooks lately. Lost a solid 18" fish that hit from under a stump 5ft in front of me and then proceeded to go back into the sticks and work lose. That was a shock. Most browns I have landed lately have been 5-10", and the few brooks have been 5-8". Have only seen a handfull of fish 12+. Have been letting everything go since I have enough crappies and bluegills in freezer and dont need to keep fish until those are gone.

Middle of the day for most of my trips and I still find active fish. All on spinners.

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9/15/17 @ 12:54 PM
trouter
trouter
USER since 7/3/01

We have fishers here at the house and at my duck blind on the Wisconsin River.  They are common in Adams County.


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9/15/17 @ 12:33 PM
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vedt-ski
vedt-ski
USER since 3/31/12

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

He hopes to trap a Fisher (a.k.a. "Large Weasel"). They're getting to be more common in South Central Wisconsin. I've seen a few in the Westfield area.

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9/15/17 @ 12:31 PM
Darkest Water
Darkest Water
USER since 6/30/17

The DNR issues trapping tags for Fisher, otter, and bobcat.  You can only legally keep these if you have been successful in drawing the tags for them.  He hopes to harvest a Fisher this fall to fill his tag.

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9/15/17 @ 12:20 PM
Bob P.
Bob P.
USER since 8/8/07

Please excuse my ignorance, but what does "fill my fisher tag" mean? Not familiar with the phrase. Thanks.


Bob P.

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9/15/17 @ 10:14 AM
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Maxtheangler
Maxtheangler
USER since 10/9/16

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent
Anyone know of any good streams in Trempealeau County? 

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9/15/17 @ 2:28 AM
Tweed
Tweed
USER since 9/6/16

Trouter- best wishes in getting your Fisher. I've been seeing them all over guy's bear baits. 

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9/14/17 @ 7:32 PM
trouter
trouter
USER since 7/3/01

Yes, I eat trout,  salmon, duck, deer and bear.  This winter, I will hopefully fill my fisher tag.  I also eat my share of wild rice, morel mushrooms and wild asparagus.


The otters and eagles eat plenty of trout in our stream.  I release most of the trout I catch.  But not all of them.  


I caught tons of fish today.  Mainly largemouth bass and bluegill.  I did have a pike try to steal a couple of the bluegills as I reeled them in.  The big sucker (no pun intended) also was released.  They were all too small.  They were all caught in a trout stream.  All fish were released.


The same day I landed the big brown, I released 3 legal brown trout from Neenah Creek.  None of the brook trout I caught in Fairbanks Creek were this summer were kept.  I rarely keep any of the brook trout in our backyard.


I do keep cohos and kings and browns from Lake Superior tributaries.  But that will not be for a couple more weeks.


If you release your fish, wonderful.  If you keep them, wonderful.

Get out and fish :)


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9/13/17 @ 2:19 PM
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Tentoeswi
Tentoeswi
USER since 9/13/17

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Fall browns fating up for winter. Caught several brown trout on dry fly  size 16-18 elk caddis, ant pattern, Cdc kept a few for the smoker =) happy fishing.

Edited on 9/13/17 2:48 PM
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