Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Driftless Dash

I've spent previous vacations in other states but this spring I spent a week on home waters. Fishing several consecutive days in some of the same spots I would have on a regular weekend didn't and still doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.

A spring flowing out of the rocks into a newly introduced creek

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thus Concludes The 2013 Catch and Release Trout Season, So Begins The Catch And Eat Season

A few friends of mine like to refer to the early season as play with your food season, or catch and torture season, but I really don't mind it myself. Banks that will be choked with grass, stinging nettles and wild parsnips come summer are now all easy to navigate. Black flies, biting gnats and mosquitos are all mercifully absent. The bite is a bit more difficult as the trout aren't distributed around the creek as they soon will be, but I had a few nice days with plenty enough action to make heading out into the cold snow lined waters worth it.