January 20, 2015 § Leave a comment
2014 was a good year. Most years in Wisconsin are pretty dang peaceful, enjoyable, and beautiful, last year was no different. Below are just a few fishing highlights. Ben and I made it down to the Viroqua area for some spring (well, winter) fishing. We still had plenty of snow on the ground and the fishing was tough, but we managed a few. I love this shot of the barn and the bent 5 weight rod.
After the big snow melt and the green reappears can be some of the most enjoyable fishing of the whole year. Here is a stretch of water pretty well known in western WI, but it always produces. This little 12″ along with several others were hungry for my nymph offering.
One of my most memorable days came when I was hunting for big brown trout and I was rewarded with two Brookies in the 14″ range! I had to work for it, hiking/wading for a couple hours before I finally connected with this first fish below. Then the next whole, boom a slightly bigger Brookie… and fat! I was on cloud nine.
Summer: there’s nothing like waking up at the crack of dawn and heading out to a local stream. Fish for a few hours and make it back by 9 or 10 am for round 2 of coffee and hearty breakfast. This brown was my longest fish of the season.
My birthday present from my wife was a trip down to Viroqua area with these two dudes! We had a blast and I fished 4 streams I had never fished before.
2015’s gunna be a good year.