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JGF  
#491 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:50:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: William Schlafer Go to Quoted Post
Has anyone been out and about around Viroqua? I'm heading up there tomorrow and was just wondering what the local streams look like.


-Bill


Was out Sunday closer to Coon Valley than Viroqua - streams were hit or miss. Lower ends were really muddy as were most streams with a lot of north-facing slopes.

Heard better reports from friends out on Monday. I'd suspect by tomorrow, snowmelt directly into streams is over, streams will be warmer, but some still high and turbid streams or reaches.
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#492 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2018 12:55:41 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post

They simply would not strike on a downstream and then in the same spots, would hit the upstream retrieve. Once again on the orange PM - gotta pick up some more of those.


The holographic ones are on sale of you need more of the copper dots:

PM sale link

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Gurth  
#493 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2018 1:13:18 AM(UTC)
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I do and heard that the Holos were going on sale this weekend but this is early!

Down to 3 and they're the only thing working in the stained water I've been hitting.

The black body/gold blade always stops working after a point. For me.

Starts up again in the fall.


Funny little fishies.


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Gurth  
#494 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:17:05 PM(UTC)
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Loving the rain.

Don't want to see any flooding, but everything south of the Wisconsin has been low and a favorite small stream has been all but unfishable all year.


Should disperse the fish before the wormers get out there too. Wink
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William Schlafer  
#495 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:03:32 PM(UTC)
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My Richland Center peeps are reporting most of the local creeks and rivers are topping their banks after last night's storms. They must've gotten more rain than we did here in Milwaukee.

The waters should recede quickly though, and it will be leeches and streamers time in the stained water. Best conditions to catch a big Brown. Wish I could go!


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Gurth  
#496 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:23:23 PM(UTC)
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There's more possible heavy rain coming over the next 36-48 hours.

Could be tough till maybe Sunday but even if the weekend is a washout I'm more than okay with it as we needed this volume.
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#497 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:16:00 PM(UTC)
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Mill Creek (chatfield MN) was pretty nice today. Lightly stained with good flow.

I only managed to fish for about 90 minutes... Had a couple follows and got one eat on a white zonker. Didn't get the hookset, though.

The upper part of the improved section is great for casting practice, if nothing else.
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#498 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 1:33:00 AM(UTC)
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This rain is not a bad thing but the timing's funny on approach of the warm water fishing starting up.

Was hoping to hit some running water next week but may have to break the yak out and mess around somewhere. I'd bet area streams and rivers will be toast.
Gurth  
#499 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 1:38:31 AM(UTC)
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Yeah... I'm in finding a place to float mode.

That's alright. Time to catch a northern or smallie and maybe something(s) I can eat.


Certainly not going to Grant tomorrow to my buddy's again.
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Gurth  
#500 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 1:40:32 AM(UTC)
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And yes... this volume is a great thing as it's coming down at a reasonable pace.

Can almost feel the Driftless soaking it in. Smile
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