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Cmac  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 9, 2015 6:50:09 AM(UTC)
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Stream I choose was wide open, shelf ice breaking off and floating downstream made later day water too cool. Tricked a couple early, then nada. Did see fish all over the stream, not just in a couple deep pools. Fished three spots, always company, but if they went up, I went down, and vice versa. Had comments about my upstream/downstream signs on the truck. Very helpful on those busy early days. Saw a nice eagle and got a good workout wandering the banks. That snow crust makes my attempts at stealth mode pretty funny. I scared a shit-load of fish....good sign for later excursions. Did see two in the 16-18" range, biggest I've ever seen in those stretches. About a 350 mile roundtrip, and 4 hours fishing = tired old guy!

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William Schlafer  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 9, 2015 8:59:14 AM(UTC)
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Cmac wrote:
About a 350 mile roundtrip, and 4 hours fishing = tired old guy!


Right there with ya. I put in 700 miles this weekend (Sussex-Mpls-Viroqua-Dodgeville-Sussex). First of many trips I'll make to the DA this year. Hope my aging Altima is up to the challenge.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
lightningo2  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 9, 2015 10:31:47 AM(UTC)
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Cmac! my friend and I also ended up with a 500 mile round trip! Sounds like we all put on some miles. Looking at some of the comments maybe 500 isnt so bad Blink
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