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weiliwen  
#1 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2019 1:53:26 PM(UTC)
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Damn! It was 43 degrees here in Madison yesterday. This morning I woke up to find it was 3 degrees. I am very ready for spring. Did anybody get some fishing done yesterday, or did the melt from the air temperature cool the water down too much?
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Gurth  
#2 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2019 2:36:15 PM(UTC)
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A friend went out yesterday in Vernon and thinks he was too low in the system he was on. Water temps were 36 degrees. Not sure why he didn't go somewhere else at that point.

Conditions tomorrow and Sunday should stabilize and could be quite good.


Regarding winter… I don't mind the temps.

I'm good on snow for the year though.


It's funny as we were having an incredibly easy winter up until maybe 5 or 6 weeks ago. I was lulled into thinking it would be smooth sailing till April.

Not so much.
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weiliwen  
#3 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2019 9:10:46 PM(UTC)
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I also don't mind the cold, but when stream temps are so low, I can't imagine fishing will be too good. If the cold locks up the thaw, then the spring water should warm the streams up a bit.

One thing I like about the snow is that it knocks down the prairie plants, so it's easier to walk along the streams for a few months. And of course, I lose fewer flies.
Bob Williams, "Weiliwen"
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#4 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2019 9:56:57 PM(UTC)
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Stream temps are rarely uniformly low.

Get closer to the spring flows and things will be fine.
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