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jfinn  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:49:49 PM(UTC)
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Just wondering if anyone is willing to name a few rivers that are more pasture on the banks than heavy vegetation, I'm taking my son out for the 1st time this season and he won't have any waders.
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Gurth  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:59:08 PM(UTC)
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I won'tname any here, but email me at the addy below and let me know what area you hope to fish and how old/big your son is and what he'll be using and I'll see what I can do.


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William Schlafer  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:18:25 PM(UTC)
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If you go on the Wisconsin River with children, be extremely careful. Walking downstream on a sand bar can end in disaster. The bottom drops off suddenly and the current is much stronger than you think. Lost a childhood classmate that way.


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William Schlafer  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:14:21 PM(UTC)
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Check out this WDNR website for kid friendly fishing spots in your area. Also, check with your local fly shop(s) as they may have suggestions or programs for kids. They may even have some suggestions on where to find kid-sized gear like waders and boots.

Good luck.


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NBrevitz  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:37:01 PM(UTC)
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What area in particular?
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Mark Dahlquist  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:39:39 PM(UTC)
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Try to find a brook trout steam in a pasture. The cows chew down the grass. Easy walking with mud boots. Bring crawlers because brook trout are about as each to catch as sunfish.
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jfinn  
#7 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:48:52 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NBrevitz Go to Quoted Post
What area in particular?


I'm going to stop at the driftless angler to start my son wants a pink squirrel shirt.
jfinn  
#8 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:50:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mark Dahlquist Go to Quoted Post
Try to find a brook trout steam in a pasture. The cows chew down the grass. Easy walking with mud boots. Bring crawlers because brook trout are about as each to catch as sunfish.


I planned on bringing some worms, just need to find the stream to make him happy.
Greylin  
#9 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:02:16 PM(UTC)
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If you are still looking for an easy spot let me know. If you are not partial to brookies but want easy access to bridges/pools let me know as well. I've got a couple of spots I used to bring my son to for instant gratification fishing which helped ease him into it by starting out at thoose spots and then going to fish other stream that might not have as many fish but bigger ones. If he got sick of walking or the bigger trout didn't pan out he quickly forgot about after quickly landing 10 or more planters.
I live in a van down by the river.
trapper  
#10 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:07:22 PM(UTC)
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No worms allowed in Trout streams around Viroqua until May 4th when the harvest season opens
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