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NBrevitz  
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 2:13:36 PM(UTC)
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One more question for opening day. I was just looking over my WI trout maps, and I found this trib to the Willow. The upper 40% or so is category 4 water, the rest nothing. Would these fish be stocked Browns, or native Brookies? Just wondering, because I've actually done pretty well on the South Fork of the Willow for Brook Trout. Is it worth my time? I figured it would clear out pretty fast and be fishable for opener, but I could be wrong. I won't get near the main branch for at least a couple of weeks... Looks like my opener will be spent on the headwaters of smaller Brook Trout creeks, which isn't all bad.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 2:29:06 PM(UTC)
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I asked the fisheries biologist Marty about it. Nothing special here. Said in the heat of the summer fishing the mouth might hold the occasional big.
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NBrevitz  
#3 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 4:16:33 PM(UTC)
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So do you figure it's brookies, browns, or both? Checked the stocking records for the past couple years, and it wasn't on there. So whatever's in there seems to be sustaining itself
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 6:38:26 PM(UTC)
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I have only heard browns at the mouth. Sorry it's the only thing I've heard.
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NBrevitz  
#5 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 9:33:41 PM(UTC)
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Mark Dahlquist wrote:
I have only heard browns at the mouth. Sorry it's the only thing I've heard.

Not a problem. You seem to know more than everyone else on here. I might still give it a shot. If nothing else it'll probably be fishable when a lot of stuff isn't.
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mmalyuk  
#6 Posted : Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:54:01 AM(UTC)
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I remember some info that Mark sent me that came from Marty. There is a remnant brookie population. It suffers from beavers dams and he was thinking of delisting the stream as trout water.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:27:51 PM(UTC)
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mmalyuk wrote:
I remember some info that Mark sent me that came from Marty. There is a remnant brookie population. It suffers from beavers dams and he was thinking of delisting the stream as trout water.

Thanks. That's what I figured. Hopefully at some point they can restore it. The Willow could really use a cold water tributary in that stretch.
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WillowRiverSpeedShop  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:17:46 PM(UTC)
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I know this is an old thread but figured I’d throw in my 2 cents. I fished the 10 mile a lot as a kid riding there on my bike with a pole. It’s heavily populated with chubs and that’s about it.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:12:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: WillowRiverSpeedShop Go to Quoted Post
I know this is an old thread but figured I’d throw in my 2 cents. I fished the 10 mile a lot as a kid riding there on my bike with a pole. It’s heavily populated with chubs and that’s about it.


There are Trout showing up again, but it’s not really worth anyone’s time.
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WillowRiverSpeedShop  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:33:37 PM(UTC)
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Good to know hopefully they can get some decent numbers going for the future.
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