2/1/2020 Stream Report

Water temperature: 41-42 degrees Insect activity: Midges – moderate Ventured out with a couple buddies today for my first trip of the new year. We started the day with some rare sunshine and clouds were back overhead by 1-1:30pm. We fished from 10:45am until about 2:30pm. There were fish rising today, especially late morning in […]

9-30-16 Report: Streams clearing, fish are eating

September 30, 2016 A buddy and I both punched out early Friday afternoon to go fishing to end a no-fishing streak. Neither of us had been out all September. It was a good choice. The stream we fished in the Whitewater system was still dirty but visibility is at least about 1 meter, so it’s […]

2016 Fly Swap – jrs’s Pink Squirrel Variant

submitted by message board member jrs – here are the details: Pink Squirrel Variant — John Stoeckel (jrs) Except for the tail, all of the components of this fly have been changed from the original Bethke Pink Squirrel. But it still looks like a Pink Squirrel and it certainly evolved from the Pink Squirrel. The […]

4/17-4/20 Report: Trout Camp

Due to a number of scheduling conflicts, this year’s Trout Camp had to fall on the same weekend as the catch and keep opener. As frightening as that was, it turned out to be much better than I anticipated. The campground and the streams were busier than usual on Friday through Saturday, otherwise everyone cleared […]

5/23-5/26 Report – Turkey, Trout, and Morels

I’m not a hard-core turkey hunter, and neither are my friends, but we like to take advantage of all that southeast Minnesota has to offer and grab over-the-counter permits for one of the later seasons. This year, due to busy schedules, the only one we could settle on was the final spring season. I took […]