|Cold nights delay hatches until mid-morning.||On bright days, look for fish in shady areas.||Hopper bank on the left|
|Fishing the riffles during an evening spinner fall.||Proof that the pic's were shot in Wisconsin|
|The strike!||The results!||September on the headwaters.|
| For the folks who have fished the West Fork, and wondered just what it takes to repair the damage of 150 years of agriculture, logging, & grazing, here's a short photo sequence of the procedure. The section being worked on started as a 50' wide mud flat.
Trout Stamp funds, camping fees at the West Fork Sports Club, landowner participation, and monies from the Kickapoo Watershed Conservation Project have been used to upgrade the West Fork from it's former status as a Class III stream, to one with a significant population of stream bred trout.
|Preparing an eroded bank to set the structure.||The pre-fabbed LUNKER's are swung into place.||The 3 "legs" are pushed into the bank for stability.||Re-rod is pounded into the stream bottom.|
|35' of mud bank ready for rock cover & backfill.||Upstream rip-rap protects the structure from siltation.||Grading, seeding, & mulching complete the project.||Anatomy of a LUNKER STRUCTURE|
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