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lombard02  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:44:05 AM(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:20:40 PM(UTC)
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Nice bow. Did he put up a good fight?


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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:54:05 PM(UTC)
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If that's not a wild rainbow, it must've been in the stream for awhile: it looks to be in great shape, fins and tail aren't torn up.

I wonder if the stream you were on is one of those that has a wild rainbow population? There aren't many of them, but there are a few.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:30:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: William Schlafer Go to Quoted Post
Nice bow. Did he put up a good fight?


-Bill


Did put up a good fight as I use small spinning rod with medium light action. 6lb braided line.Of coarse our net was useless but luckily the banks were not high. I find the browns to fight harder and pound for pound the brook fight the hardest. This fish jumped twice before trying to get tangled in the under cut bank. Bow was under the bank at a corner of the stream. 3 feet of water and hit on my first cast. I am not a mass murderer the gnats were so bad we all wore face masks while on the streams.
Gurth  
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:41:48 AM(UTC)
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Are there any in the lower Driftless though?

Where they naturally reproduce?

I didn't think there were.

Probably a holdover stocker.


I know of a couple streams in the Sand County area and there are some up north...



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weiliwen  
#6 Posted : Thursday, May 31, 2018 2:02:20 AM(UTC)
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I caught my biggest Driftless trout so far, a rainbow, on Castle Rock Creek in mid-March. I couldn't tell you if it was stocked, but if it was, it must have been a few years previous.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:53:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: weiliwen Go to Quoted Post
I caught my biggest Driftless trout so far, a rainbow, on Castle Rock Creek in mid-March. I couldn't tell you if it was stocked, but if it was, it must have been a few years previous.


Definitely a stocked fish in that watershed. Could bee a fingerling or catchable that grew up out there.



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