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Cold nights delay hatches until mid-morning. jim_s.jpg 33Kb On bright days, look for fish in shady areas. olstaad1.jpg 30Kb Hopper bank on the left woody1.jpg 27Kb
Fishing the riffles during an evening spinner fall. rinehart2.jpg 31Kb Proof that the pic's were shot in Wisconsin rinehart1.jpg 48Kb
The strike! sam1.jpg 41Kb The results! sam2.jpg 31Kb September on the headwaters. westfrk7.jpg 31Kb


West Fork Stream Improvement
   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. Preparing an eroded bank to set the structure.lunker1.jpg 23Kb The pre-fabbed LUNKER's are swung into place. The pre-fabbed LUNKER's are swung into place.lunker2.jpg 25Kb The 3 "legs" are pushed into the bank for stability. The 3 'legs' are pushed into the bank for stability.lunker3.jpg 25Kb Re-rod is pounded into the stream bottom. Re-rod is pounded into the stream bottom.lunker4.jpg 22Kb
35' of mud bank ready for rock cover & backfill. 35' of former mud bank ready for rock cover & backfill.lunker5.jpg 18Kb Upstream rip-rap protects the structure from siltation. Upstream rip-rap protects the structure from siltation.lunker6.jpg 21Kb Grading, seeding, & mulching complete the project. Grading, seeding, & mulching complete the project.lunker7.jpg 22Kb Anatomy of a LUNKER STRUCTURE


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