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Old 10-25-2012, 08:33 AM
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Its been a dry spring summer and fall for many places across the midwest. This year has been all about adapting to the conditions and has certainly taken its toll on our normal fishing routines.

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"the milwaukee river under low flow conditions"

The last few weeks has produced some serious precipitation and rivers are just starting to fill back up to what I would consider "the norm". This surge in water means only good things to come across south east Wisconsin for fall run salmon and steelhead.

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"first of many to come"

While some of the timing of our runs are off fish now have plenty of water to make their way upriver. On the big rivers, many of the kings and coho's spent too long in the harbors before we got rain and came up all ready zombiefied. Browns and steelhead though are showing up in good numbers.

The smaller rivers took the freshest run of kings but they will need another dose of rain for more trout to show in better numbers.

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"salmon eye"
"When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

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