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Ed McGarrigle  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:06:04 PM(UTC)
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I’ve never fished CRC and looking at the map it’s about a 3 hour drive from home, so within the range of my tolerances for a day trip. But I remember hearing of a manure spill a while back and am wondering if it has recovered
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:41:39 PM(UTC)
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Curiously, I don't fish it as it's in my usual territory.

Friends do and they say that it performs in line with other area streams.

It has recovered by their accounts.

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:53:34 PM(UTC)
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I have never fished it myself, but have heard the same about its recovery. Everything is back to normal.
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Gurth  
#4 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 1:20:49 AM(UTC)
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You're welcome, btw.

Getting a little tired of helping people and never hearing boo back.

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#5 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 6:10:54 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post
You're welcome, btw.

Getting a little tired of helping people and never hearing boo back.



So you’re the one who stole my trophy Brookies and trucked then down there? I knew the fishing seemed off tonight...
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#6 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 12:16:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post
You're welcome, btw.

Getting a little tired of helping people and never hearing boo back.



So you’re the one who stole my trophy Brookies and trucked then down there? I knew the fishing seemed off tonight...


He must have dropped them off for me at a small local Dane County creek, really good early morning fishing for a couple hours in the fog yesterday. No trophies or even close to it, but after getting blanked at Mt. Vernon earlier this week in the full sun, it was good to bring some brookies to the net.
Ed McGarrigle  
#7 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 1:40:37 PM(UTC)
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Gurth
My apologies for the lag in reply: I do very much appreciate the information. I plan on exploring the stream Sunday and will report back.

Ed
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#8 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 3:56:01 PM(UTC)
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I may have been a tad salty last night...

Point stands though in general.


Good luck Ed. Supposed to be some bigguns in there in some spots.


Need to really fish it one of these years.

Have only dabbled near bridges.

We're getting rain and it silts up and takes a while to clear, so have a backup plan.

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#9 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 5:11:53 PM(UTC)
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Ed, a little walking will reward you. Along the road it's pretty picked over, and so fish are spooky. Where the river heads away from the road fishing should improve. I caught my biggest Driftless trout there early this spring, a 17 1/2" rainbow - it was also my first Driftless rainbow. I caught another 'bow 10 minutes later. Before that, I've only caught browns on the river.

It would be a great idea for you to more fully introduce yourself to this group. New Member Introduction is the spot to do it. And consider attending TrapFest the weekend of September 29, where you can meet some of the folks on this forum. They (mostly) don't bite. Bring plenty of beer and a dish for all to share, and you'll be even more welcome!

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#10 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 6:11:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post

We're getting rain and it silts up and takes a while to clear, so have a backup plan.



This! Castle Rock seems to get turbid when the humidity is high. Probably due to some crappy farming - like the stuff that caused the fish kill - in the headwaters.

I've not fished CR since the big river of cow crap ran into it but understand its fishing fine. Of course, it's always been more dependent upon stocking most streams in the area so it's able to "recover" pretty quickly - just dump more fish in.

The piece of advice about getting away from roads is a good one too - though challenging fish can be quite fun too.

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