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    Wow, that's very interesting and informative! Glad to see the lunker structures go- great cover but what a magnet for hooks.
    All of those constructs are what make the creeks so much fun (and productive) to fish- the water type is constantly changing with different challenges around each corner. Love the plunge pools!...
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    Driftless tour continued.


    Here is a plunge pool formed by rock blocks inserted across the stream to form a plunge pool. In the photo you can see the 100 feet of cleared land and the gently slope with seed and straw.

    This new stretch is a 3 year project along 10,000 feet of stream with a perpetual easement. This land owner is a TU member and farmer who is well respected in the local community. After he signed up for DARE, some of his neighbors decided to put their land up for improvement also.

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    Below is a fish shocking team at a plunge pool on another stream. You can see how it looks after several years. There is a standing wave. Note how deep the pool now is.

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    These are just some of the methods used. I really learned a lot about how these methods, although more costly are designed to last much longer than the old lunker structures of old.
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Thanks Silver,
    A wonderful explanation of the truly impressive (and smart!) TU and Dare stream rehabilitation efforts. Thanks to their untiring efforts, a precious watershed is protected and improved.

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    Great info, Silver, and a great video too, Driftless! January 5th can't come soon enough...

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    Last season was my first experience in the Driftless. I canít wait to do more exploring next season.
    I am a teacher but we also had a family business that left me with little free time. We recently sold that business and my free time has opened!


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    Smoke, let me know next summer if you want a partner to go exploring. We moved here a couple years ago so I'm still learning the streams as well, and I also teach so my summers are more flexible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuchamps5 View Post
    Smoke, let me know next summer if you want a partner to go exploring. We moved here a couple years ago so I'm still learning the streams as well, and I also teach so my summers are more flexible.
    That would be great. I replied to your introduction thread.


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