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William Schlafer  
#471 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:31:53 PM(UTC)
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Nice one Shebs! There's nothing like that rush when you see you have a big Brown yanking on the end of your line.

I've postponed my annual four-day spring fishing trip to the DA to see if better weather and a BWO or Caddis hatch finally arrives at towards the end of the month.


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#472 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:02:49 PM(UTC)
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Forecast for opener in SE MN is shifting towards being similar to 2015 (cold with precipitation after most of the snow was gone, elevated water with some stain to it), which was great fishing. Lots of takes on rapalas, which bodes well for my plan of throwing streamers all weekend.
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#473 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:21:59 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: William Schlafer Go to Quoted Post
Nice one Shebs! There's nothing like that rush when you see you have a big Brown yanking on the end of your line.

I've postponed my annual four-day spring fishing trip to the DA to see if better weather and a BWO or Caddis hatch finally arrives at towards the end of the month.


-Bill


BWOs have been hatching up here for a while. I saw plenty on some very marginal water full of runoff 2 weeks ago. Even saw a couple risers on them, and this is not a stream known for hatches.
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#474 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:38:13 PM(UTC)
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Great looking fish shebs!
mmalyuk  
#475 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:20:40 PM(UTC)
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Nice Shebs!
Gurth  
#476 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:01:03 PM(UTC)
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Could be a washout this weekend in southern and southwest Wisconsin although I'll probably find some skinny water somewhere.

Hate to lose a weekend/week, but we really could use the precip.

That and I have a backlog on the To Do List.


Hopefully I can get out tonight after dinner for a quickie before the rains roll in.


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big_river_bum  
#477 Posted : Friday, April 13, 2018 10:39:00 AM(UTC)
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fished 12-4 on Wednesday. parked right along an above bridge hole and could see the water boiling. BWO GAME ON! I stood in the same spot and caught over 20 fish. after about an hour the rising slowed down and the fished seemed to move onto midges after the sun went behind the clouds. i didn't feel like fishing them as it couldn't top the bwo hatch so i just threw buggers and only caught another half dozen. the waters still crystal clear even with the snow melt coming into the stream which is what i imagine shut down the bwos

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one of my favorite stretches
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hmmmm....probably what shut down the hatch
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weiliwen on 4/13/2018(UTC)
madguy30  
#478 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:32:23 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: big_river_bum Go to Quoted Post
fished 12-4 on Wednesday. parked right along an above bridge hole and could see the water boiling. BWO GAME ON! I stood in the same spot and caught over 20 fish. after about an hour the rising slowed down and the fished seemed to move onto midges after the sun went behind the clouds. i didn't feel like fishing them as it couldn't top the bwo hatch so i just threw buggers and only caught another half dozen. the waters still crystal clear even with the snow melt coming into the stream which is what i imagine shut down the bwos

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one of my favorite stretches
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hmmmm....probably what shut down the hatch
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Very cool. If I can't figure out if it's BWOs or midges I just throw out a Griffiths gnat and it usually works.

According to the DA website streams are blown out. They probably need it.

All the snow on top of snow top of ice up north is troubling. I was hoping to spend some time up north on the Flambeau, etc. in June but I don't that's going to happen.

Really tough for the businesses that rely on anglers and such.
big_river_bum  
#479 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:51:35 AM(UTC)
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coon creek was up over its banks below stoddard
Gurth  
#480 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:59:13 PM(UTC)
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Streams in Dane County that have been low remain so. A couple small favorites are still unfishable with low gin water and nowhere for fish to lie.

We needed more precipitation than that.


Got out today on a slightly larger DC stream just for the novelty of fishing during a snowfall in April.

Beautiful day out and got several browns and a lone brookie.

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