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EddieRivard  
#31 Posted : Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:35:12 PM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
Also - anything I post on here is heresy anyway.


I don't understand what you mean by this statement. Please clarify.

I think a little heresy is good for the forum anyway.ThumpUp

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#32 Posted : Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:09:23 PM(UTC)
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EddieRivard wrote:
Gurth wrote:
Also - anything I post on here is heresy anyway.


I don't understand what you mean by this statement. Please clarify.

I think a little heresy is good for the forum anyway.ThumpUp




Just that me posting on a message board wouldn't be enough to fine me or get me in trouble.

I could be making it all up.

If I was doing something illegal, they'd have to catch me doing it.

I believe that I have my "get out of jail free" card though in the form of me asking directly and the answer from an authority figure.


Didn't mean to start this discussion here, but I do believe that a definitive answer would be nice.

If I'm not supposed to be doing it, I'll certainly stop.


It's not like these small brownies are worth potentially getting in trouble over. It's just nice to get out and fish a stream. I'd be just as happy catching perch if there were any in there. When people ask me what I'm fishing for, the answer is generally "Anything that will bite and fight."

The vast majority of yardage on unclassified streams that I've checked out has yielded absolutely zero fish - of any kind. Looks like dead water.
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Guillermo  
#33 Posted : Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:28:22 PM(UTC)
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Though legal, I suppose it's a question of ethics.

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Gurth  
#34 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:29:17 AM(UTC)
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Guillermo wrote:
Though legal, I suppose it's a question of ethics.



I have zero ethical qualms about fishing water that is open for fishing.

As another poster said, if the DNR didn't want anyone there, they'd classify it or just close all streams at this time of year.

Caught (and released) two December 12 inch brownies along with a smallie yesterday on unclassified water.


It may be January now before I get out again - can't wait to get back to actual trout water.
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EddieRivard  
#35 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:29:34 AM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
Guillermo wrote:
Though legal, I suppose it's a question of ethics.



I have zero ethical qualms about fishing water that is open for fishing.

As another poster said, if the DNR didn't want anyone there, they'd classify it or just close all streams at this time of year.

Caught (and released) two December 12 inch brownies along with a smallie yesterday on unclassified water.


It may be January now before I get out again - can't wait to get back to actual trout water.


What were they biting on yesterday? ThumpUp
Gurth  
#36 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:50:03 PM(UTC)
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EddieRivard wrote:
Gurth wrote:
Guillermo wrote:
Though legal, I suppose it's a question of ethics.



I have zero ethical qualms about fishing water that is open for fishing.

As another poster said, if the DNR didn't want anyone there, they'd classify it or just close all streams at this time of year.

Caught (and released) two December 12 inch brownies along with a smallie yesterday on unclassified water.


It may be January now before I get out again - can't wait to get back to actual trout water.


What were they biting on yesterday? ThumpUp



1/8 oz Panther Martins - the black classic zebra pattern on red body - other colors didn't work.

Sorry - but not a fly fisherman yet.


Had a Northern follow up too... bout 16-18 inches... but he bolted once he saw me.


My feet still hurt coz of how frozen they got. Gonna stay on the banks from now on on 12 degree days.

Edited by user Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:51:12 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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s.t.fanatic  
#37 Posted : Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:10:34 AM(UTC)
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With each year my kids get older I fish less and less. I did still manage to catch a number of trout over 20". I fished some new private stretches that I saw some absolute monster prespawn browns that I will be back after early spring. I was able to get out with a buddy this spring on a day he caught a pig of a brookie and nice 22" brown within an hour of each other. I cant wait for the winter season to open again but with it being wrestling season my time is also limited.
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#38 Posted : Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:29:45 AM(UTC)
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s.t.fanatic wrote:
With each year my kids get older I fish less and less. I did still manage to catch a number of trout over 20". I fished some new private stretches that I saw some absolute monster prespawn browns that I will be back after early spring. I was able to get out with a buddy this spring on a day he caught a pig of a brookie and nice 22" brown within an hour of each other. I cant wait for the winter season to open again but with it being wrestling season my time is also limited.



I'm just coming out the other side of that. My son is a senior and a hockey and lacrosse player.

Enjoy the time with your kids.

The fish will still be there. :)
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EddieRivard  
#39 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:08:41 PM(UTC)
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2016 was probably my best fishing year so far. I finally got around to doing a year end post. Here is the link.

2016 Year in Review: The Lost Episodes

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Gurth  
#40 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:45:53 PM(UTC)
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Great fish Eddie!

I realized this afternoon that it was 12/31 and I had caught my last trout of 2016 a few weeks ago coz I wasn't gonna get out today. Sad


Gonna hit unclassified water this week sometime to warm up for Saturday.
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