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Early Season Opener Plans   15 comments

The year 2012 was one hell of a roller coaster ride for me and the people in my orbit. Ahead lies 2013, a year that, at the moment, seems to stretch out in front of me forever. There are so many goals, new experiences, trips, and friendships to grow, and healing to be done. I hope your 2013 is off to a good start and continues to deliver on all you’ve hoped for.

The 2013 Early Season Trout Opener is about four weeks away, here in Wisconsin. Have you got a plan? My friends and I have started making plans. Here’s a shot of the stretch we’re planning to fish on March 2nd (sorry, I can’t spray the location all over the internet).

 

Some Driftless trout water, Wisconsin

Some Driftless trout water, Wisconsin

 

Afterwards we’ll wet our whistles here and recount the epic day of fishing we shared.

 

The Silent Woman

The Silent Woman

 

And after that, we’ll come up with many more plans, ideas to improve our success, and talk of hunting Turkeys, Deer, Musky, and many, many more trout.

Here’s to 2013!

 

My Last Day in the Driftless   5 comments

I took the morning to ride out to Grant County to a spot I’ve been scoping out. It’s a large stretch of river not crossed by roads, running through a deep valley in the Driftless. It looked very promising on all of my favorite mapping resources like Bing.com/maps, maps.google.com, Google Earth, the Wisconsin DNR Managed Lands website, and the USGS Digital Download Topo Maps website. But seeing a section of a river on a map or via satellite image is not the same as being there.

So I went. When I arrived, I was very pleased. I spent the morning, did a bit of exploring, caught some fish, then had to head back east to do some work. Next time I’ll hope to spend the day, but for now, it was a great way to end the 2012 Inland Trout season, and it will feed my dreams for the next four months.

Hope you enjoy the photographs.

Driftless farm track

Driftless farm track

 

Feels more like Scotland than Wisconsin

Feels more like Scotland than Wisconsin

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

 

 

First Trout of the day

First Trout of the day

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

 

Best Trout of the Day

Best Trout of the Day

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

 

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012

A Driftless Trout Stream, September 28, 2012