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George  
#1 Posted : Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:21:12 PM(UTC)
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Fellas,

What do you know about the White River in Bayfield Cty. The two branches come together near Delta and then flow east into Bibbon Swamp, which is supposed to have huge browns. What's the fishing like throughout this stretch and even before the swamp near Delta.

Any info would be great. I'm thinking of floating it in a few weeks and chucking flies.

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NBrevitz  
#2 Posted : Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:29:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: George Go to Quoted Post
Fellas,

What do you know about the White River in Bayfield Cty. The two branches come together near Delta and then flow east into Bibbon Swamp, which is supposed to have huge browns. What's the fishing like throughout this stretch and even before the swamp near Delta.

Any info would be great. I'm thinking of floating it in a few weeks and chucking flies.



They’re in there, big suckers that are tough to catch, but I’d give it more than a few weeks... As springfed as that river is, I’m sure it’s pretty iced up in the swamp with the cold snaps we’ve had. Upstream of Delta it isn’t floatable, but there are nice fish and it’s probably open, but I’ve never tried it before May so I can’t tell you for sure. Sometimes the ponds on the upper Brule are frozen solid into May so I wouldn’t drive up there to try to fish that stuff while winter still has its grip on everything.

I fish that stuff in May, June, and again in late August/September.
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mmalyuk  
#3 Posted : Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:50:49 PM(UTC)
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The worst mosquitoes in the state!! Long canoe trips.
NBrevitz  
#4 Posted : Monday, February 19, 2018 1:36:42 AM(UTC)
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The worst mosquitoes in the state!! Long canoe trips.


Go fish tribs to the Bad River if you think Bibon is bad😂
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mmalyuk  
#5 Posted : Monday, February 19, 2018 3:03:22 AM(UTC)
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Nick, the Bad and it's tribs are my old stomping grounds when I was a kid. The times I've been in the Bibon swamp the mosquitoes we're nothing short of insane!
NBrevitz  
#6 Posted : Monday, February 19, 2018 3:50:20 AM(UTC)
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Nick, the Bad and it's tribs are my old stomping grounds when I was a kid. The times I've been in the Bibon swamp the mosquitoes we're nothing short of insane!


Worst I’ve seen were Marengo, but yes White is awful too.
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Guillermo  
#7 Posted : Monday, February 19, 2018 5:43:46 AM(UTC)
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The only good thing about skeeters is that after enough bites, you legs and arms go numb and you can get back to fishing without itching and slapping. Or I could just cover up my arms and legs, but that'd be too easy I suppose.
rschmidt  
#8 Posted : Monday, February 19, 2018 2:00:37 PM(UTC)
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I got one better. I have a LS shirt that I fish in that is insect resistant. The fabric is such that a mosquito can't bite through it. It does get a hair warm in deep summer but it does work. I use deet on hands and a hat net if it's crazy. I think it was three years ago when we had three weeks of terrible gnats and mosquitoes locally. Cover was not optional. Also, this is a prime reason why I were full waders all year and do not wet wade. They also can't bite through waders. Happy Fishing! R
William Schlafer  
#9 Posted : Monday, February 19, 2018 2:19:12 PM(UTC)
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All you need is just a slight wind, 2-3 mph is enough to put mosquitoes down. They can't deal with the breeze.


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