Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
Yes, it's a spring creek, as our most of our creeks in the Driftless. This stream fishes wide open all year long with a pretty healthy population of browns. It's easily one of my favorite hikes in the area, but is well traveled so I tend to avoid fishing it with the exception of one or two times a year.
I should mention also, that the spring picture is from a different creek then the rest of the pictures, although those also stay mostly open year round.