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stan b  
#11 Posted : Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:25:53 PM(UTC)
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Took a walk outside Milwaukee today. Lots of steel and hardly any fisherman in sight... Going to try to get back with a rod Tuesday morning. What patterns should I tie up tonight?


Streamers
crystal buggers/black
Egg sucking leeches.


But that's what I am catching fish on.

There is probably way better stuff to use.

Good luck!

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"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, April 3, 2018 2:50:32 PM(UTC)
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Nobody told me this Steelheading thing would be hard! Laugh But I suppose nobody ever told me it'd be easy either...
Got out again this morning, with a rod in hand this time. What a rollercoaster it is to see a huge wake charge towards your fly only to then get a swirl of a refusal or just nothing at all. Thought for sure my heart was going to leap out my chest.
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, April 3, 2018 3:10:47 PM(UTC)
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Nobody told me this Steelheading thing would be hard! Laugh But I suppose nobody ever told me it'd be easy either...
Got out again this morning, with a rod in hand this time. What a rollercoaster it is to see a huge wake charge towards your fly only to then get a swirl of a refusal or just nothing at all. Thought for sure my heart was going to leap out my chest.


Wait till you get a 30" fish on.
And it takes a 1/2 an hour or more to land him.
And your in waist deep water and he jumps over your head.


Can't wait to hear your story!

Good luck!
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:00:06 AM(UTC)
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I love the migratory fish, but some of the behavior I've seen this spring on both Michigan and Superior tribs has left me disgusted... There's little point in fishing when your blood pressure is rising due to stress from other anglers encroaching, not excitement from the fish chasing your bead. If this world gets much crazier, I'm just going to buy a shack right on the border of Grand Portage Reservation and only fish Canadian tribs during the week.
The actions of some "sportsmen" I've seen this spring, spin and fly, were just egregious. Between the repeated crossing of lines, high holing, and outright lying (sending people to closed streams was how they were being helpful), I'm almost burned out already and its barely April. I think I'll ice fish this weekend instead.
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:16:19 PM(UTC)
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^ That's what has me less than enthused to give it a go.

If I lived by Milwaukee, it'd be a different story, but to drive 1.5+ hours and then just have the possibility of getting pissed at the people around me...

I'll do it someday but I'm not exactly chomping at the bit.


I don't even fish with buddies often as I don't love sharing a stream with anyone. Laugh
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:13:54 PM(UTC)
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^ That's what has me less than enthused to give it a go.

If I lived by Milwaukee, it'd be a different story, but to drive 1.5+ hours and then just have the possibility of getting pissed at the people around me...

I'll do it someday but I'm not exactly chomping at the bit.


I don't even fish with buddies often as I don't love sharing a stream with anyone. Laugh


The weekdays are your friend. Bad weather on a weekday is your best friend. The weekend is not your friend. The weekend is a bad thing.

“Hey, that guy just rolled a fish. Let’s get down there!” as I contemplate immigrating to Ontario...
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stan b  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:00:13 PM(UTC)
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Weekdays are the only time to go.
Plus I have a couple spots I like to hit that very few go to.

Advantage of being old.

Stan b
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stan b  
#18 Posted : Friday, April 13, 2018 3:55:12 PM(UTC)
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I don't know if any one reads this but the rivers in Milwaukee have been pretty low.
In fact they even smell bad.

Some fresh fish are trying to move in, but not getting to far up the rivers.

I saw a lot of chromers on my favorite stretch very close to the harbor and deeper water.

This rain we are getting is desperately needed!

I will be out as soon as it stops raining.
In my opinion, next week should be very good for fly fishing.
Guys have caught some using spawn sacks and beads but that's not my thing.

I want to catch them on streamers, egg sucking leeches and buggers.

Good luck, see you on the river.


Stan b
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#19 Posted : Friday, April 13, 2018 4:41:07 PM(UTC)
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So much water over there and so many places to get access over there it’s really not that hard to find some elbow room if you are prepared to keep hopping around until you find fish and space.

Right now we need water in the rivers to spread the fish out.
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