Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wisconsin season end

I ended the Wisconsin season where I started it. I've done this the past two years now. I don't think there is a pretty stretch of water in the driftless. Some old habitat work, nested within a beautiful valley and a river that typically gives up some decent fish. On this day, some fish were rising to BWO's but I took mine on streamers. Just a typical day on a WI trout stream. Now, to Iowa.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Conversation at the Lake

A recent conversation with two bobber fisherman at the lake.

Me: How's the fishing?
Bob R: Pretty Good. What you fishing for?
Me: I'm fishing for carp. (they stare at my weird looking fishing rod).
Bob R: (long pause and puzzled look). You cut their bellies and throw em back, right?
Me: No, I'm catching them for fun and I'm pretty sure you can't do that. DNR will write you up for that.
Bob R: Hell no they won't! Them'r invasive species.
Me: You know if I killed the one carp I catch today it isn't going to put a dent in the thousands in this lake.
Bob R: (looks at me with disgust) You know there be walleye in this lake?
Me: Yep. But no walleye in this lake that will bend this rod over like a carp will.