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Gurth  
#431 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2018 2:04:11 AM(UTC)
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Sleepy Dog



Haha... that's what my new fishing buddy looks like on the ride home too.

He finally got in the water with me yesterday for the first time. All of a sudden I hear a PLOP, and there he was, checking it out.


He's a rescue dog from Alabama and I'm not sure what he was exposed to in his first year before we got him.

For example, he literally didn't know how to climb our stairs in the house - or was frightened of them for some reason. Took him a couple of days and encouragement.

He doesn't seem to have much experience with water either. The first time I took him out, I had to pick him up and jump over little 2 foot feeder streams.


He was in the water some more today as him and my wife came along to explore and hike...

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Glad we hiked to this stream as it's a good mile off the road and after seeing it, I know I don't want to try and fish it. Super gin clear and shallow. Beautiful though.
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#432 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:15:04 AM(UTC)
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Cool photos of the doggies.

Anyone have any input about the pseudo Eau Claire area streams? I'm headed up that way Friday and would like to stop and fish a bit.

The Buffalo River near Osseo looks like it's at least a good portion of water, for example.

Thanks.
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#433 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:50:20 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: madguy30 Go to Quoted Post
Cool photos of the doggies.

Anyone have any input about the pseudo Eau Claire area streams? I'm headed up that way Friday and would like to stop and fish a bit.

The Buffalo River near Osseo looks like it's at least a good portion of water, for example.

Thanks.



Obviously there are people here who know the area better than me, but my son and I did stop on the North Fork of the Buff last summer on the way to Canada.

Probably fished less than an hour all told and didn't get far from bridges, but there are definitely brookies in there. Caught a bunch although nothing beyond maybe 10 or 11 inches. Got a lone 12 inch brown too. Lots of alder in spots but the bottom appeared to be sand - didn't get in.

I'm heading up that way in May and considering further exploration of the North Fork. Looking at sat maps, there are some more open portions away from the bridges.

Reading reports on fish densities, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of fish west of Osseo despite how great it looks. Again, someone from the area may be able to shed more accurate light.


I have another target in mind in the EC area that I haven't been to yet and will hit for sure. Email me direct if you want that one.
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rschmidt  
#434 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:06:32 AM(UTC)
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Streams in western WI were experiencing some run off but remain clear. The fish were a bit lethargic, but I found this.

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That makes two tigers in 4 days!!

Happy Fishing!!!

Ron
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#435 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:27:27 PM(UTC)
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Streams in western WI were experiencing some run off but remain clear. The fish were a bit lethargic, but I found this.

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That makes two tigers in 4 days!!

Happy Fishing!!!

Ron



Cool!

That's way more snow than the Madison area...I won't be in the E.C. area until the afternoon tomorrow so I definitely don't like my chances to find fishable/safe water.

A hike or something might just be in store.
William Schlafer  
#436 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:08:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rschmidt Go to Quoted Post
Streams in western WI were experiencing some run off but remain clear. The fish were a bit lethargic, but I found this.

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That makes two tigers in 4 days!!

Happy Fishing!!!

Ron



I thought last year was a great year for Tigers. I have a feeling this year will be even better. These things seem to be turning up more and more often now - which is pretty cool.


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Gurth  
#437 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:53:33 PM(UTC)
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Hopefully, some of em grow up.

A couple years from now could be really cool.
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Gurth  
#438 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:09:46 PM(UTC)
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Stopped for about 20 minutes as I had my younger son in the van. Let him have my phone to keep occupied coz I had my point and shoot if I caught any decent fish.

This is just a little stretch in a marshy area and I only fished about a hundred yards up.

Water was normal depth and the normal level of stain.

Had a light strike and cast again to the same hole in a slight curve and boom, hooked a nice fish.

After some good tugs, landed a 19+ incher. Went to shoot a picture and...


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DOH!

Have had a slow start to the season so was fun to get a nice fish.

Fished a little further and got a 16 incher. The fish were active!

At this point, went back to the van and got my phone, telling my son he'd have to be content with his iPad and no wifi. We were going home soon anyway.

Fished a couple more spots and got a strike in one hole and at the last hole got...


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18.5 inches and like Ron, couldn't stretch her to 19. Laugh


What a great 20 minutes! A 19 an 18 and a 16 in about 20 minutes and 100 yards of water.

Maybe the (my) season is finally gonna start heating up.


Going out from post work till dusk tomorrow.


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madguy30  
#439 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2018 12:05:39 AM(UTC)
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Going out from post work till dusk tomorrow.


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I'm super excited this year because I've worked several nights a week for the last few years and this will be the first year I could just go after work, on trout water, and hopefully the Wisconsin in April and May.
big_river_bum  
#440 Posted : Friday, March 16, 2018 2:18:54 AM(UTC)
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everything was super crystal clear northwest of Viroqua yesterday. water levels back down to normal. lot of snow still on the ridges
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