2020 Driftless Pictures And Reports

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You are in the Driftless when your companions are cattle.
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And you are probably in Iowa when most of the trout caught are rainbows.
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But it was a really nice day to be out. The temps hit 58 degrees and the water temp was around 48 degrees.
 

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I make was able to make it down to Iowa trout fishing on both Wednesday and Thursday. I fished with a friend one day and my sister the other. Wednesday morning we did pretty well on rainbows and browns. For the most part they were deep. That afternoon was pretty slow and we saw a lot of people out as we looked for alternative areas. Thursday the fishing was tough. I did land some on a combination of kebari, dries and nymphs and we did see some fish rising, but they weren't very interested in what we were throwing. I almost wonder if after 4 days of heavy bug hatches they just weren't very hungry. Still, it's hard to complain when you have great company and can fish in a t shirt in November. 5th At one point as we were crossing a stream I asked my sister if she had a change of clothes. She said no and asked why. I told her I always bring extra clothes in case I slip and mentioned as a joke that I would stay downstream to catch her if necessary. She immediately fell in about 18" of water and since her husband wasn't there blamed it on me. I tried really hard not to laugh.
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I went down to Iowa this past Thursday and had a good day again. When I got home there was a message on my phone from a neighbor asking if I could help him with cutting up a deer. Now Charlie has been deer hunting for over 70 years and has shot a boatload. So I walked down to his house to see what the problem was. Well, he didn't know how to take out the backstraps and wanted me to show him how. He had two deer hanging and 5 minutes later we had 4 nice straps in a pan. He gave me one for my help and the picture below shows the end result, pecan crusted venison backstrap.
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I went down to Iowa this past Thursday and had a good day again. When I got home there was a message on my phone from a neighbor asking if I could help him with cutting up a deer. Now Charlie has been deer hunting for over 70 years and has shot a boatload. So I walked down to his house to see what the problem was. Well, he didn't know how to take out the backstraps and wanted me to show him how. He had two deer hanging and 5 minutes later we had 4 nice straps in a pan. He gave me one for my help and the picture below shows the end result, pecan crusted venison backstrap.
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Dpnoll48. Thank you for your post. There is not one thing about your short little story that is not exceptional and the only thing I can say is, I NEED MORE FRIENDS LIKE THAT :)
 

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I met a friend down in Iowa on a 64 degree yesterday. Life is good. We had a fairly decent day and caught up with some very nice brown trout using bead heads and kebari. 05400E7E-E017-49AE-B06C-71D3AB6BA700_1_201_a.jpeg989F471B-F01A-44EE-B345-C3AA4F60F097_1_201_a.jpeg
 
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