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madguy30  
#11 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 4:48:29 PM(UTC)
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Early season's great for trout, but the warmwater season being open is a lot of help.

A good smally stream is nice an cool even on a hot day.

I'm attempting to get a gar at some point if I fish the right water enough this year. Need to remember to bring some nylon rope in my gear bag.
William Schlafer  
#12 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 5:26:18 PM(UTC)
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#13 Posted : Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:02:30 PM(UTC)
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Yeah... not sure that was worth it.

The temp was fine... arrived on stream at 6:00 to 70 degrees and quit by 11:00 and it was probably getting towards 90. I was sweating by the end but not overly hot.

The mother effin gnats though. Relentless.

I had Deet and a hat and my buff and glasses but they were in my ears, up my nose, trying to get in my eyes and several even ended up in my windpipe and as I'd cough, I'd inhale more.

All while sweating.

I had driven all the way there though. No way I was just giving up.

Blew my nose afterwards and had 6 or 7 gnats in my snot. Seriously?

At least they weren't the biting ones. I'm sure those are coming in the next week or so though.


Oh yeah and didn't think nettles were out so early. I found some. RollEyes


Water was quite silty but managed a dozen solid browns (12-15), a stocker bow and the largest brood bow (19+) that I've gotten.

Saw several juvenile bull snakes swimming and a deer crossed the stream about 40 yards up from me.


Can't believe I'm considering going out again tomorrow AM.


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Gurth  
#14 Posted : Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:08:24 PM(UTC)
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Oh yeah and a new PB...


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Guillermo  
#15 Posted : Monday, May 28, 2018 1:48:41 AM(UTC)
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The skeeters were as bad or possibly worse than I’ve ever seen them the past couple days. I tried to fish and was driven off the water shortly. I swear I only had a couple inches of exposed skin but it didn’t matter. They found it.
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#16 Posted : Monday, May 28, 2018 3:25:39 PM(UTC)
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Oh yeah and a new PB...


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Ah yes. The ol' Bugle Nose Trout. A prized delicacy in some circles.

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#17 Posted : Monday, May 28, 2018 4:26:14 PM(UTC)
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Shebs has u beat ! Hahaha!! R

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Gurth  
#18 Posted : Monday, May 28, 2018 6:46:38 PM(UTC)
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Shebs has u beat ! Hahaha!! R




Not anymore! Laugh


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Obliterated my PB one day later with this likely 3-4 pound toad.

Thought is was a big brown and the water was maybe 5 inches vis. Couldn't get it off the bottom and was on high banks so walked it/fought it about 40 yards downstream to a spot where I could get a net on it.

Then I caught a glimpse of the giant scales and then I REALLY wanted to land it. Laugh

Was actually a tough fish to get in. A lot like a largemouth just staying on the bottom.


Conditions were ideal today with overcast skies and a steady breeze. Went out and bought a skeeter head net yesterday but only needed it for maybe 10 minutes when the wind died. Worked perfectly.


EDIT: Actually, mine is a carp. I believe that's my first carp ever. Still my largest Driftless bottom feeder species.

And I'm damn proud of it. Laugh



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s.t.fanatic  
#19 Posted : Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:51:47 PM(UTC)
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Two different species two different pb's.
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