Monday, November 10, 2014

MN Season End

I’ve been spending what used to be the last day of the MN trout season (last day of Sept) on the same stream for the past few years. Its been 6 years since I first started fishing this river. The first time I saw it I thought it was too small and too shallow to hold many large fish. As I fished it during the first year or two I noticed that it had a tendency for more prolific hatches than other streams and that it supported better than average numbers of fish. Then toward the end of each season I started catching relatively large browns in the shallow riffles and runs. These aren’t gigantic fish and the river isn’t on too many ‘top 10 lists’, but to me, it just feels right-being there at the end of the season.
A better than average late season brown, with dirty mop.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Currents: October Fishing

Full Moon. Night on the Driftless, October 12.

End of October. Leaves have fallen.

Streamside lunch. Fresh fish tacos with jalapeno lime slaw. Yum.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Currents: September Fishing

A couple days fishing for trout in September.
Sunning Grass Carp

a dry fly day 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Currents: June Fish

topwater grass carp are the best

lots of backyard blue gills

June is great for carpin' in Iowa

a good look at my favorite mud flat

had to stop for a picture of this. backroads of the driftless.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Alaska, Day 4

Four days of fishing in Alaska. The last day we were up at 4AM and rolled out of the Ford Excursion quickly. We had until early afternoon and made the most of our final day on the water. This trip reminded me that I need to get out and fish some new places. The midwest rocks, but there's a whole lot out there that I'd like to explore. I'll be back to Alaska, someday.