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briz  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 27, 2015 7:09:38 AM(UTC)
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Went to the copper country in the UP to mountain bike. Decided to break up the drive and stop in Lincoln county on the Prairie. Spent under two hours on the river and probably had 60ish come to the fly. Mostly brookies, bunch of chubs and a handful of browns. Nothing real big but nice looking fish and a beautiful, wild stretch of river. Was cool watching a couple little otter play on a sandy island for a few seconds before they noticed me. Also was unaware that the "trout fishing capital of the world" was in northern WI.

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GreatPyrs  
#2 Posted : Monday, July 27, 2015 4:58:53 PM(UTC)
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Very nice and on the list. Thanks for the pics.
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lightningo2  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:07:15 PM(UTC)
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Nice report Briz. The Prairie has some nice fish in it. Definitely not the driftless area, but it can be a blast to fish.
William Schlafer  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:57:47 PM(UTC)
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Nice looking Brookie.

Checking the DNR map, there's a surprising amount of Class I & II water in Lincoln county. Can you walk the river banks on the Prairie River, or is wading the only option? Looks like there's a few access points from roadways and bridges.

Pretty looking water in your photos.


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briz  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:09:03 PM(UTC)
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Wading was only option on the stretch I fished. Upper river is bound by thick woods. Aerial imagery makes it look like lower river has some more open areas and one spot I stopped at the banks could be walked if desired. Definitely nice water and will stop again when heading up north.
NBrevitz  
#6 Posted : Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:54:15 PM(UTC)
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If you look in the record books, you will see the state record Brookie was caught there. Complete hoax, caught from a private spring pond. Still an absolute massive fish.
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newflyguy920  
#7 Posted : Saturday, September 19, 2015 3:16:41 PM(UTC)
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anyone been out here lately? wondering if its worth the drive and where would be a good place to start?
briz  
#8 Posted : Monday, September 21, 2015 12:29:05 PM(UTC)
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many nice access points and public areas off 17 between Gleason and Parrish.
to fish or not to fish usually depends on if you have anything better going on.
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