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shebs  
#791 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 5:11:51 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post


Hot take... browns are more fun than brookies. Don’t believe the hype.

Looks like a fun outing.



Spoken like someone who has never landed a 16+ inch brookie Razz
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rschmidt on 5/31/2019(UTC)
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#792 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 9:51:19 AM(UTC)
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Well since 99.9% of all the brook trout landed in this state are under 16 inches, point stands.
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#793 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 11:53:46 AM(UTC)
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It is strange how fish behave.

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William Schlafer  
#794 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 8:37:53 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: big_river_bum Go to Quoted Post


if anyone is tired of my blurry pics of tiny fish just tell me to knock it off lol



Keep em coming! Those are fine looking Trout. We're so spoiled here with the Driftless Area streams. There's plenty of people who don't live anywhere near the prime water (and access) we enjoy. They would consider catching just one or two of those a successful day.


-Bill

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big_river_bum on 5/31/2019(UTC)
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#795 Posted : Saturday, June 1, 2019 4:02:04 AM(UTC)
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First spot I went was getting to be unfishable. Grass was over my head in some spots and it’s not a stream to wade.

Went to a new brookie stream (to me) in my general area and got a dozen while fighting the swarming gnats.

Both streams were stained but getting low. Tomorrow’s rain should help.

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#796 Posted : Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:30:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post
First spot I went was getting to be unfishable. Grass was over my head in some spots and it’s not a stream to wade.

Went to a new brookie stream (to me) in my general area and got a dozen while fighting the swarming gnats.

Both streams were stained but getting low. Tomorrow’s rain should help.



i fished your area last sunday. all bank fishing. deep narrow water.

ate at "walk ons" after. had a great burger that was actually medium rare with an sunny side up egg on top.
Jumpsuit  
#797 Posted : Tuesday, June 4, 2019 11:45:11 PM(UTC)
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No idea if these photos will post. Came up Monday afternoon to stay 2 days and fish Allamakee County in Iowa. Monday night I fished the evening at a larger watershed, it was stained and high but fishable from last week's rain. Left my net and just fished with bare bones gear, no waders and my UL rod I use for stockers. Go figure , got a 17 and 17.5 inch brown . Had to wade into the stream in my hiking shoes and hand-land them, looked like an idiot doing it but I got them in ha ha. They fought like 3 lb smallies and just kept running on the UL rod, it was a blast instead of the usual ML brown trout rod I use.
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Had some rain Tuesday morning early and more showers this afternoon which made the first larger stream unfishable, but found a smaller spring Creek with stained but very fishable water to hit this afternoon. I usually only hit put and take waters for rainbows a few times a year but I wanted to take some fish home for a buddy so was more then happy for a limit today . . Probably will go out one more time in the morning for my last 5. Btw the other smaller streams in Allamakee County are fishable even if the big streams will have to wait a few days .
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William Schlafer on 6/6/2019(UTC)
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#798 Posted : Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:00:33 AM(UTC)
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Great looking water and fish! One of these days, I have to make the trip across the big river into Iowa.

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#799 Posted : Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:04:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: big_river_bum Go to Quoted Post


it was almost like hopper fishing. the fish were going kamikazee at the dry fly. i lost 2 cranefly just at the hookset because they were slamming it so hard i probably didn't really need to set the hook so much


I don't know what it is, but fish will turn themselves inside out trying to eat a crane fly.

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#800 Posted : Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:31:40 PM(UTC)
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I don't know what it is, but fish will turn themselves inside out trying to eat a crane fly.


I've often wondered if trout like some bugs better than others on the basis of taste. Maybe their brains are not advanced enough, because I've seen plenty of rocks and twigs in a trout's gut, but maybe crane flies just taste better.

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