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snbrd4evr  
#21 Posted : Monday, March 20, 2017 9:26:54 PM(UTC)
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I've missed this fish every time I went out to this creek. Until today LOL

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stan b  
#22 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:45:20 AM(UTC)
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That was fun!BigGrin
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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#23 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:31:57 PM(UTC)
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Silver bullet! Nice. Good job Stan.
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William Schlafer  
#24 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:49:41 PM(UTC)
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Wow, nice fish! Must've been a great fight. Tell us about it!


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stan b  
#25 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:18:19 PM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
Wow, nice fish! Must've been a great fight. Tell us about it!


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Not sure if your serious, but here it is.
It took about 10 minutes to land her.
Nice and fresh out of lake Michigan.
She hit my black and green crystal Bugger as hard as any fish I've caught this year (which is my first spring doing this).
Only 2 jumps out of the water, but countless runs.
When you get into 1 of these fish the fight lasts so long you start to think too much.
Like, will my 4 knots hold, is the fish hooked good, keep the line tight, is the drag set correctly etc.
Now, after a few of these I have reached the point of enjoyment the whole time, it doesn't really matter how it ends, it's more about the event while it's happening.
The trophy or record is in my soul.

I have a favorite spot no one else likes.
I fish the eddy current along side a big pool.
Behind the pool the eddy current dumps into a very small (10 yards) run (4' deep) to the head of a riffle.
I have caught a few fish in that little mix.
Brown's and Rainbows.
Living in Milwaukee I am somewhat limited in opportunities.
But in my last three outings I have caught steelhead, Brown's and brookies.
I guess my opportunities aren't all that limited after all and I am blessed.
At least I am grateful!
Remember, a young man has his dreams, an old man has his memories!
Still making memories!ThumpUp


BTW~the adrenalin kicked my ass, so I sat on the bank and smoked a cigar (Rocky Patel).
BTW#2~I have found some spots a little further up the river that aren't getting pressure, I will try them next week!

Thanks for asking!

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"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
William Schlafer  
#26 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:02:08 PM(UTC)
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Great story! And thanks for the post. Those of us who don't get out as often as we would like have to live vicariously through those of you who do.

I too live in the Milwaukee area and am constantly asked if I fish the big area rivers for lake run Trout. Frankly, I'm a small stream guy, and I love returning to the area I grew up in in SW Wisconsin to fish. But... pictures of huge Trout like this is starting to make me think I may have to look into fishing the urban jungle someday.

Well done.

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wibirdhunter  
#27 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:25:48 PM(UTC)
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You should give Milwaukee area lake run fish a try. It's totally different than the driftless and fun as hell.

I've fished them off and on a little over the last several years with spinning and baitcasting tackle south of the Milwaukee area nothing really serious but this year I started fly fishing. It's a blast.

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stan b  
#28 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:28:50 PM(UTC)
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wibirdhunter wrote:
You should give Milwaukee area lake run fish a try. It's totally different than the driftless and fun as hell.

I've fished them off and on a little over the last several years with spinning and baitcasting tackle south of the Milwaukee area nothing really serious but this year I started fly fishing. I've fished a half a dozen times or so over there and have landed a couple. It's a blast.

They do give a guy a workout, don't they?
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
Gurth  
#29 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:49:38 PM(UTC)
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Nice fish Stan and thanks for the play by play.

It is indeed the journey, not the end result although it sure is more fun when we actually land them.
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Gurth  
#30 Posted : Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:51:57 PM(UTC)
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snbrd4evr wrote:
I've missed this fish every time I went out to this creek. Until today LOL

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That's a pretty brown.

Was this in Minnesota?
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