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Gurth  
#11 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:35:20 PM(UTC)
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Also can hardly wait for May or a warm day in April when I can float and go after bass and pike again. I actually miss that more than trout right now probably coz there are trout opportunities right now if I care to pursue them.
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Gurth  
#12 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:05:59 PM(UTC)
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So… I've been keeping a log the past 2.5 years and have catch results from the past two winters (Jan-Feb).

I need to keep this historical data in mind on those mornings coming up when I think it would be a good idea to spend several hours of my day casting lures.

These catch totals do not include days that I got shutout. I don't log those. Some of these are also times when I was on a walk or just stopped for a few minutes, but most are outings of 3 to 8 hours.

January 2016 (5 outings): 2, 1, 6, 1, 2
February 2016 (7 outings): 3, 2, 16, 9, 1, 6, 1
January 2017 (9 outings): 2, 13, 5, 3, 9, 4, 4, 1, 1
February 2017 (4 outings): 6, 1, 1, 5


Yeesh!

Funny thing though is that I believe 100% that I will do better this year. That I know more now and have better spots to target. Ever the optimist.

We'll see.
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rschmidt  
#13 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 1:05:38 AM(UTC)
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Caught my first 20+ of 2018 1/27/2018. There can be very good fishing all year round in the driftless. R
stan b  
#14 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 1:58:22 PM(UTC)
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I really enjoy winter fishing.
No bugs.
No weeds.
No sweat.
No other fisherman (seldom anyways)

Fish usually cooperative.

I move around enough that I stay plenty warm enough.

I tip my cap to those of you that brave the elements in the summer!

I am anxiously awaiting the winter season.

Stan b
"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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tenkara_guy on 12/8/2018(UTC)
trapper  
#15 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 3:11:46 PM(UTC)
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Bow hunting ends January 31st in Vernon County. Thats almost 5 months of bow hunting season
Get Reel
Gurth  
#16 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:54:48 AM(UTC)
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Pretty solid winter fishing day with 8 to hand including a 15 and a 16.

I'll take it, considering the water I was on.
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madguy30  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:54:24 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post
Pretty solid winter fishing day with 8 to hand including a 15 and a 16.

I'll take it, considering the water I was on.


Assuming this is in the premise of fishing non-designated water that happens to have trout in it, or crossing over to Iowa?

Good way to stay occupied.
Gurth  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:08:50 AM(UTC)
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I would never fish water that is closed.

So... yes and yes.

It scratches the itch.

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derdmann  
#19 Posted : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:01:00 PM(UTC)
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How much snow was on the ground? Thinking of crossing the big river this weekend.
Doug
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