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Gurth  
#371 Posted : Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:09:36 PM(UTC)
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Beauties!

They don’t make em like that down here. Gonna have to invade your guys’ territory one of these years.
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rschmidt  
#372 Posted : Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:28:50 PM(UTC)
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We do have some with shoulders. 😂
William Schlafer  
#373 Posted : Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:34:52 PM(UTC)
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Damn Ron!

Those are some fine Brookies. Just one of those caught down in the south DA would be a good day.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
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rschmidt  
#374 Posted : Tuesday, October 2, 2018 6:45:37 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Bill. It's been a weird year. Timing and location has been unlike past years. The high quality fish are out there, it seems to have been more of a mystery this year. Be it flood drought late snow, I am not sure why things were so different. I found new fish in different places this season. For that I am greatful! Ron
Gurth  
#375 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 2:28:38 AM(UTC)
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Was happy to fish back in my home waters after the Craw Co dink fest on Friday and expected to find some solid fish.

Went to a stream west of Madison and the spot I was hoping to fish was still too high to be viable. Had to go further upstream than I’ve ever fished it before to find water that was low enough.

Further proof that the Trout Gods have a sense of humor… this was the first fish that I got…


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I laughed and thought… seriously?

Fortunately, this was the second fish…


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The brookies I caught weren’t as colorful as their Crawford Co. cousins…


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But the browns were much larger on average…


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Check out the spots on that one! Even on its face and dark on the tail.

Really cool fish. Favorite of the day.


Got drizzled and rained on the entire morning but managed over 25 to hand – mostly browns with half a dozen brookies. Several of the browns were over 14 inches and a couple were around or over 16.

Was wet and hands were numb when I got back to the van at noon and thought about going home to dry out and watch sports for the rest of the day.

Opted to go honey hole hopping instead up until the Brewers game.

Good choice.

The first three I stopped at were blown out and casted a few times at each to no avail.

The third one was nicely full, but not blown out and had a nice light stain.

Got a 15, a 16, a 17 and this one…


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Put a tape to this one and was 19 inches on the dot.

When it hit, I wasn’t prepared for the tug and it actually pulled me off balance. Would have been pretty silly if I went face first into the water coz a fish pulled me in. Laugh

Stopped at one last honey hole and it was blown out too, but coaxed a 10 incher to bite.


Great day.

Didn’t see another soul out there and when I mentioned that to my lovely wife, she explained that it’s because no one else is as stupid as I am.


Good point. Laugh
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William Schlafer  
#376 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 4:18:27 PM(UTC)
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Nicely done Gurth! If you fish long enough in weather that keeps most folks home, you will be rewarded.

It looks like the forecast for the few remaining days of the season isn't too great: more rain, and cold. Quite the switch from the last few years where we enjoyed beautiful weather right up to the final bell.


-Bill
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Gurth  
#377 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 4:35:29 PM(UTC)
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I won’t fish again till Friday and I believe the weekend should be dry for the most part.

The cooler temps are fine by me as they should weed out many of the less dedicated.

That and last week I encountered a mid summer level gnat bloom and they were the biters.

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rschmidt  
#378 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:37:28 AM(UTC)
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Well, hopefully yesterday wasn't the closer with typhoon Salmo bearing down ThumpUp

Shebs and I had a basic brookie day, ya know 70+ to hand from 15" on down. hahaha

A colored gem
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Shebs with a green one with a sunrise belly.
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Another gem
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Shebs showing off!
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A bronze red one
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Really a spectacular day! Hoping to get out yet before close.

Happy Fishing!

Ron
shebs  
#379 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:28:19 AM(UTC)
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Nothing better than colored up October brookies ThumpUp

Especially when the footlongs are just average fish LOL
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ~Author Unknown
Modern Translation, with respect for the Notorious B.I.G. : "Fuck Money, Get Fishes"
William Schlafer  
#380 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:01:14 PM(UTC)
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Damn guys!

The colors on those Brookies are intense.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
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