| 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.
| 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
|The Barn Pool-Spring Coulee Cr.
|Cold seeps at limestone cliffs always attract trout.
|Beetle & ant water on upper Spring Coulee
| 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.
|The D.N.R. has shocked a 23" brown right in the W.F.campground.
|Un-improved areas with good cover hold lots of fish
|17" wild brown...a product of habitat improvement.
|Driftless Spring Creeks
|ff@ Spey Swap
|Steelhead & Salmon
|Great Lakes Salmon
|Great Lakes Steelhead