I'd stopped by the Menominee River below the Chalk Hills dam and it was REALLY high and fast. I was happy to see this creek was not very deep, although if it weren't for the "high" water, I don't know there would really be much there...I only got past my knees in one pool to retrieve my spinner. But that water is COLD! My legs went numb after a couple minutes lol.
Yes your middle photo is a brown trout. Glad to hear you got out considering so many streams currently in WI have very high water.
A few more pics of the afternoon trip.
Is the middle fish a brown? That's what I think, but would appreciate confirmation.
61° - 65° F
Guess this is about best place for this report.
Was up camping near Goodman this weekend and was up early Saturday so took a drive down Parkway Road hoping to see a bear (still have yet to see a live bear in WI). Happened across a small stream so figured I'd throw a line in. Got surprised by my first brookie! Being the responsible sportsman I am I wanted to ensure a gentle release, so as I was bending toward the water, my feet slipped and I went in shin deep in some icky muck. Great. Good thing I never took my bag out or my crocs of my car so I at least had something dry to wear back to camp lol. Restoked the fire and my pants were dry before most of the group was awake and shoes were dry by mid afternoon.
Went back that afternoon with wading shoes and shorts and made it a probably a quarter mile down stream, picking up a few and missing a bunch. What a great time, though. I definitely plan to do a lot more exploring next year.