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big_river_bum  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:42:01 AM(UTC)
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Drove down 35 along the big river around 11am. Saw some IDIOTS ice fishing about 50 feet from open water below the genoa dam. damn. The plan was to fish the upper reaches of a large stream in northwest Crawford County. I remembered a tributary to this stream that I fished up a bit from the confluence last summer. It didn't look great or anything but I caught some brookies. I looked at the map and realized this was a pretty long stream, so I decided to explore further up the coulee. There was public land at a fork in the stream. One fork continuing up the tributary. The other a small unmarked stream. I was going to circle down and fish where the two came together, but never made it that far as every twist and turn of this remarkably small stream exposed yet another enticing spot. air and water temp were both around 47 degrees. fish were biting, but a little lethargic.

my first tiger trout ever. HOLY COW do that have a lot of fight in them
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I found a hole under a tree root system that I will be going back to. first cast brought about 8 fish lazily following my PM. at least 3 browns were 16" plus. one was 20"ish. off course they all saw me when they followed, so I didn't pull anything out of there. It's right next to some cabins, so I think someone may be feeding them Razz I didn't see any browns up until then. Then about 100 yards upstream there was a bridge. Past the bridge was a field where the stream narrowed up to about 2 feet wide and seemed to disappear into nowhere.

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walked back to the public parking and started fishing up the main tributary. didn't catch a fish. water was very milky, though temps were ok.

you can see a spring on the right side.
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yes, that's a coffee pot marking the spring. Confused
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the main tributary has some runoff issues Bored
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the walk back
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the only other fisherman I saw
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sorry ice fishing, you had your chance. you've lost me.

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Jared  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:49:44 AM(UTC)
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Very nice. Lotta tigers showing up this spring, cool to see.
"I often wonder why anyone as lazy, as fond of fishing and so little concerned with dogma as myself should have chosen such a hard path"
-Roderick Haig-Brown
FryinPanDan  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:50:04 AM(UTC)
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ThumpUp Awesome tiger. Congrats! Nice photos and report. Maybe the coffee pot was for collecting water?
"My position is, we should have a clean, healthy, diverse natural environment so I can go fishing. Because fishing makes me happy." - John Gierach
BRAUNTRUTTA
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big_river_bum  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:54:59 AM(UTC)
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that's my guess. quick, call dasani! someone's out there getting free spring water Flapper
LenH  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:09:20 AM(UTC)
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i can't see photos
big_river_bum  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:12:19 AM(UTC)
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hmmm. I used photobucket and used IMG link. that's how to do it correct?
LenH  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:13:08 AM(UTC)
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put direct links up and I will fix
LenH  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:18:50 AM(UTC)
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they work now
big_river_bum  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:21:09 AM(UTC)
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good. I'm headed out now. thinking coon valley area. will report back ThumpUp
LenH  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:24:49 AM(UTC)
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did brookies have gill lice?
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