Wisconsin's EARLY TROUT SEASON runs from 5:00a.m. on the 1st Saturday in January through midnight on the day before the 1st Saturday in May. It may sound confusing, but it gives us nearly 4 months of extra fishing time during a period when cabin fever seems to be at its worst.
   Conditions can vary from ice-in-the-guides & no fish caught, to sunny, warm, & prolific hatches of midges, BWO's, stoneflies,& caddis. A warm spell in late April can even trigger a hatch of Hendrickson mayflies. By adapting to conditions, the angler can fish nymphs on the bottom, or dries on top, & usually have a little action.
   Either way, it beats the #@!$%~@# out of sitting around watching TV or a rented video.
License & trout stamp are valid through March 31 of the following year. DON'T FORGET TO RENEW.

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Even the webmeister gets a chance to fish!


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Early season brown that couldn't resist a bunny leech


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   An assortment of shots taken during Hans' visit to Wisconsin, & thru the season.
There is even proof that some fish were caught:-)
   The weather was less than spectacular, giving everyone a chance to tie some flies, taste-test some single malt,
& put faces with the names from ff@ board
These were large files,(back in 1997), so open your favorite beverage & laugh at our 14,400 modems.

Opening weekend on a Kickapoo tributary trapper.jpg 47Kb The Barn Pool-Spring Coulee Cr. spring1.jpg 31Kb
Cold seeps at limestone cliffs always attract trout. woody2.jpg 17Kb Beetle & ant water on upper Spring Coulee spring2.jpg 28Kb

   After 11 years of co-operative re-hab work by The Westfork Sports Club
, FFF Clubs, Boy Scout Troops, T.U. Chapters, & local volunteers,
the West Fork is producing wild trout.
   The Kickapoo was recently selected as the next "Home River Initiative" by Trout Unlimited

\Photo byHans W. westfrk6.jpg 40Kb The D.N.R. has shocked a 23" brown right in the W.F.campground. gladys1.jpg 40Kb
Un-improved areas with good cover hold lots of fish westfrk11.jpg 45Kb 17" wild brown...a product of habitat improvement. lem3.jpg 24Kb

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Contact Info
Silver Doctor Fly Fishing
P.O. Box 105
Viroqua,WI 54665
Bob Blumreich

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