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Old 03-26-2009, 03:47 PM
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Fished with Bruce Ristow for 2.5 hours today. We got a late start. On water about 9:45AM
the sun was up and the skies were robbins egg blue. It got down to 21 degrees here last night.
Bruce had be talking about a stream in Southwestern Vernon county that had some privately made lunker bunker structures. They were 25 years old.

Bruce had been raving about this water for a while so we hit it today. I generally don't like lunker structures. They feel too artifical and there is no real reading of water involved.

The trout were hard to come by. Bruce had 2 to hand. About a 14er and 16er. I landed three. About a 17er/14er/10er.

In the middle of our journey there was a massive beaver dam. This appeared to stop any type of up/down stream movement on the water.

The photo above is where there was no lunker structure.

My experience today with lunker structure just solidifies my dislike for it.
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Great Pic!
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I'm no fan of lunker structures either.. however, they do allow a stream to hold more/larger fish.. at least IMO

so what nymph was getting the most action?
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this part of wisconsin has really bad flooding problems.
The lunker/bunkers have been replaced with rock and tree structure.

Depends on what you call big. I have never caught a 22 inch plus fish in any lunker/bunker structure.
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where in wisconsin is this???
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Southwestern Vernon county

only one big system there
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