Temps are cooling down but the fishing is heating up
Friday was nothing short of phenomenal on the river. Between my buddy and I we went 9 for 12 with two bonus brown trout (one not quite picture worthy). Here are some of the highlight fish. Best rig was a pink frosty creek candy bead on top and then a toxic green bead on bottom. It was a 50/50 average between just beads and beads with a spawn sac. Today I spent half of the morning in the harbor looking for browns. It was a little slow but I still managed two very quality bro
Scouting new water
Yesterday i spent the morning scouting a few areas of the river that I haven't fished in quite a few years in search of steelhead. The first spot didn't pay off but the second spot gave up one chrome female steelhead and a smallmouth bass. Yes that's right a smallmouth bass that ate a spawn sac (couldn't believe it myself). After moving further up river I met up with two friends and we continued up river. After my buddy landed a small brown, I proceeded to stick two quality m
River Steelhead and Brown Trout Heating UP!
The fall push of brown trout and steelhead are starting to make a strong presence in the rivers of S.E. Wisconsin. The trick has been running a tandem Creek Candy Bead combo with a small spawn sac on the bottom hook. It's been a 50/50 mix of either the top bead or spawn sac getting hit. This weekend is going to be extremely brutal for the boat but with snow in the forecast means more river steelhead. UV Green and frosty roe have been the hot beads. Monday i was able to s
Dirty water brown trout
I spend the mid morning on the river yesterday. Despite lower water levels, the river was still extremely muddy, almost like it still has its summer tint. It didn't take long to see a pile of fish moving around but none were hungry. After a couple of moves, working my way down river, I worked a little bit deeper hole and it didn't take long for my Raven float to shoot down. After a couple head shakes the brown was gone. I continued to work down river until I met up with