To follow up an outstanding day on the river, I ran a half day trip with the fly rod. I expected fishing to be a little tougher with the lower water levels and I was spot on. In the first spot we fished I hooked up with a small milking brown on the Centerpin and let my client (who only want to fly fish) reel in the fish. In the second spot I rolled a female brown but it popped off before I could hand the pin over. I set my client in the same spot and directed him on the area
I met up with a good friend on the river today after a sub par day in the harbor yesterday. It didn't take long before I hooked up with the first brown trout of the morning with the 12'9 Raven Matrix. Shortly after I landed mine, Josh tied into another nice female brown. I ended up with one smaller steelhead out of that hole as well. Our next stop was a knockout fest with Josh hooking 3 steelhead including a double red stripe make that was as wide as he was long. I ended up w
While I was at work last night watching the rain pelt the windows I knew it was only a matter of time before the rivers I fish bumped up in flow causing a new batch of fish to come in. I spent the entire night watching the stream flow gauge like a hawk until 0700 when I got out of work. With Grant Park being the most active with current, I decided to start there in the up stream sections. That proved to be a very good choice. In three drifts with the fly rod and Fishusa.c
After a hectic two weeks, I was finally able to spend some time on the Milwaukee River Saturday. The first spot I hit produced a spunky steelhead and a big buck coho (both on spawn sacs). Sunday after spending the morning in the woods and not seeing anything I headed down to Racine to meet up with Jacek of team Jacek and Zibi for some harbor brown trout fishing. At our first spot I missed two takedowns with a bobber and spawn. After an hour or so we decided to move spots.