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leowelss  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:55:27 PM(UTC)
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Anyone know if they still stock Rainbows in the Rush? There is one stretch of river where I would catch rainbows somewhat frequently (one 16 incher), but last year I didn't catch a single one...Did they stop stocking?
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ilikefood  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:53:07 PM(UTC)
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The DNR stopped stocking the Rush a few years ago. If you caught one recently, it could have been a hold over or it was stocked by someone else. Give me a minute and I will find the last year it was stocked by the DNR.
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leowelss  
#3 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:23:49 PM(UTC)
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Interesting...Do you know anywhere in the area where you can catch rainbows?
ilikefood  
#4 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:11:45 PM(UTC)
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Perch lake, north of Hudson. As for rivers, I will have to take a look and get back to you.
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ozzyky  
#5 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:28:43 PM(UTC)
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leowelss , I think you and I talked about this early in the season. I was surprised you had gotten as many as you had mentioned recently. It's been about 5 years since I've hooked into one.....but I'm not fishing the areas where there used to seem to be a decent population of them.
leowelss  
#6 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 12:27:39 PM(UTC)
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ilikefood wrote:
Perch lake, north of Hudson. As for rivers, I will have to take a look and get back to you.


Thank you sir.

Ozzyky, we did discuss it briefly. The spot I used to fish I was catching 8-10 inch rainbows pretty regularly, with larger ones coming once in awhile. I actually caught two at once on a hopper/dropper. Definitely my favorite trout to catch so I wish I could track some down.
ilikefood  
#7 Posted : Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:05:28 PM(UTC)
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According to this website by the DNR, the Rush was last stocked in 2007 with only Brown trout. Rainbows were last stocked in 2002. According to that website, both Perch Lake and Willow River in St. Croix County were stocked with Rainbow trout in 2011.

Good luck finding Rainbows around here. They are not stocked in too many places.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:39:41 PM(UTC)
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Good luck finding Rainbows around here. They are not stocked in too many places.


Best bet would be trout ponds. I'm not sure where they are in western WI. I know Plum City has a nice pond to check out however fishing is not allowed. I do know a certain someone however who landed a ~10 tiger trout on a hopper just for fun on the last day of the season. The town almost came running for him with pitchforks! Flapper
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#9 Posted : Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:21:02 PM(UTC)
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Come down to Iowa. We have stocked bows.
minnphatts  
#10 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 4:55:17 AM(UTC)
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Mark Dahlquist wrote:
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Good luck finding Rainbows around here. They are not stocked in too many places.


Best bet would be trout ponds. I'm not sure where they are in western WI. I know Plum City has a nice pond to check out however fishing is not allowed. I do know a certain someone however who landed a ~10 tiger trout on a hopper just for fun on the last day of the season. The town almost came running for him with pitchforks! Flapper


When Jack and I camped in Plum City this summer I had a few cold ones with the guy that runs the treatment plant. His kids played with Jack at the park and gave him ATV rides. He invited us over to their kid fishing derby in July. It's the one day a year that you can legally fish the pond. If you can pass as "under 12" you might get another shot at it!

I haven't caught a Rainbow in the Rush or Western Wisconsin in years!
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