2021 Driftless Pictures and Reports

dpnoll48

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I met up with a friend yesterday in SW Wisconsin and we fished from around 1:30 - 5:15. The wind got pretty nasty by mid afternoon but the fish were active. With the wind mostly in our face we used wet flies and nymphs with a fair amount of waiting for gusts to die down. We caught both brookies and browns. Nothing real big, but a lot of nice fish. My buddy had just retuned from 2 months in Florida so it was really nice to see him again. I wasn't counting but my friend said the total was 55.
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This is a bit off topic, but did anyone here post on the now defunct MN trout forums? I think I recognize a name or two from there. My handle was Mt Dew Dynasty. I wasn’t there for too long as the website seemed to go down not too long after I started posting there.
 

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I used to post there/lurk. I haven't spoken to the board owner, but I don't see it coming back. He's on the MNTU big boy board of directors: http://mntu.org/contact-us/

The way that MNTU gets rightfully savaged for their poor stream work on HIS forum seems like a conflict of interest.
 
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I used to post there/lurk. I haven't spoken to the board owner, but I don't see it coming back. He's on the MNTU big boy board of directors: http://mntu.org/contact-us/

The way that MNTU gets rightfully savaged for their poor stream work on HIS forum seems like a conflict of interest.
I know you seem to know a lot about HI work. Have you seen West no names please Creek? I’d like to get your thoughts on that one. Not to derail a thread dedicated to reports and pics entirely...
 
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Well, this week I got out Monday in NE Iowa and Friday in SE Mn although the big deal was my wife Mary going trout fishing for the first time. I set up a ½ day for her with Mike Warren, a guide from LaCrosse who is an outstanding tenkara guide and instructor. I landed one very nice brown in Iowa and had a nice morning in Mn. However Mary and Mike brought over a dozen to hand. Pretty darn good for the first time ever with no practise before hitting the stream. 214F1447-52FC-4D9D-8229-6DD04BDF5C83_1_201_a.jpegMary and Mike.jpegMary Fishing.jpeg
 
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This past weekend was my first time down there since catch and keep opener due to yearly spring dock duty and turkey hunting. Decent success both days both days, but no big boys(or girls). Casted to rising trout Saturday evening that gave me fits. Beautiful stream tho.

Im sure these are a lot more common than I realize, but I’ve never seen a yellow sally anywhere in the driftless before. I thought that was kinda cool, even after my buddies gave me a hard time for geeking out about it!05112383-B515-4BFD-B6C3-F3357109AAFD.jpeg
 

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