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shebs  
#651 Posted : Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:16:40 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gurth Go to Quoted Post
Some of our best big trout water hasn't been stocked in 20 years. I love that.

It would be considered marginal from a repro standpoint but is full of forage, so the browns that are there have a lot to munch on.


It only takes one little trib with good spawning gravel to fill a medium sized marginal river with big piscivorous bastards
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#652 Posted : Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:30:19 AM(UTC)
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Here's a video of Brookie fest from last year.

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#653 Posted : Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:13:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: shebs Go to Quoted Post


It only takes one little trib with good spawning gravel to fill a medium sized marginal river with big piscivorous bastards


Spot on Shebs!
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#654 Posted : Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:38:30 PM(UTC)
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Here's a video of Brookie fest from last year.



Albany?
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Life of Riley  
#655 Posted : Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:09:17 AM(UTC)
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I wasn't in that video but it looked pretty neat. Caught my first brook trout this year in wisconsin. 13 inches I think.
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#656 Posted : Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:52:18 AM(UTC)
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I wasn't in that video but it looked pretty neat. Caught my first brook trout this year in wisconsin. 13 inches I think.


That’s a heck of a first fish!
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#657 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2019 7:06:39 AM(UTC)
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I wasn't in that video but it looked pretty neat. Caught my first brook trout this year in wisconsin. 13 inches I think.


That’s a heck of a first fish!


Now that I'm at home and remembering all the details my first brookie was a small oneBlushing got him about my third cast of the day. But I did get a 13 incher that day and I think a couple others at 12. I owe it all to my buddy though, he is the one who bird dogged the secret stream for us. It was nice to catch some char because in MN I only seem to catch brownies and rainbows. Hopefully he'll take me with again this year to brookieville.
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#658 Posted : Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:12:04 PM(UTC)
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There was no joy in Troutville...


I could go trout fishing but with a second wave of snow coming, might just hit the hard water. Haven't been out since NYE tho, so have no clue where they're biting.

This has been a long stretch of BS weather compared to the past few years. Mad Angry

Should have fished yesterday.


On the bright side, ever since the drought of '12 or whenever that was, I'm always happy when volume is added to the systems, not only for the streams, but for my yard and the lakes, etc...



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rschmidt  
#659 Posted : Monday, February 18, 2019 2:20:52 AM(UTC)
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Well after the first skunk of the year yesterday, today was better. The damn wind was ferocious to start, numbing fingers were a pain in the first hour.

This brown took me by surprise. Upon landing, he skyrocketed out of the water, over the net and went free. Still skunked!!
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As the day continued, it did warm up a few degrees and most importantly, I got some cover from the wind. After the first hour I was sweating and fingers were normal. #1 fish to hand.
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A few more...
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A snowy brookie too!
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A few more to hand as well, but I am patiently waiting on March. 50 degree days are around the corner!

Happy Fishing!

Ron

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NBrevitz  
#660 Posted : Monday, February 18, 2019 8:17:31 PM(UTC)
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Nice job Ron!
I wouldn’t bet on 50+ just yet. High for the next 10 days is 36 with snow, and the forecast is trending down at the back end. It always seems tougher to induce spring with this much snow on the ground, it just bounces that heat back up.

With our ground frost being as deep as it is, thanks to cold weather before we got all this snow, we could be in for some really bad floods if we get whacked a couple more times before the melt starts in earnest. Reminds me of 2011, and we got lucky that year with a cold snap after the rivers started to rise! St Croix was waaaay up that year nearly into July.
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