Date: April 13 2011 Air Temp: seemed like 100 Time of Day: 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Photos from this post are by: Ocean Ewing
Ok, so I can understand the hunting part, with guns and all. But come on fishing too. What a bummer. Miles and miles of stream but only a small amount accesible to the public. Ah the key word is public. So suppose I stop and ask every farmer and household along every stream out there....? That is the challenge I have set forth for myself this summer. I am going to ask every last soul out there for permission to fish. I know a lot of people will say" I know a stretch that so and so lets me fish." Not Good Enough. I am hoping to be able to say" I dont really know a stretch that I 'm not allowed to fish." Easier said then done no doubt. Sometimes some of those wise old farmers can be a little intimidating. Plus you have to deal with the people who come from out of state and purchase huge amounts of land with stream front, but the only time you see them out is when they are out plastering the native Wisconsin trees with NO TRESPASSING signs. And for some reason the only time they are up visiting their "Pole Sheds" (aka houses that they hardly pay any taxes on) is when you decide to go out to the stream to see if the coast is clear. And as you slowly cruise by in sheer amazement of the most gorgeous "hole that will never be" you see them throwing a "don't even think about it " glance your way. Oh Well I have nothing to lose, and a ton to gain.
So today my first stop was a farm that had some nice pastured creek and ran up against a lot of limestone bluffs. The see through water with the dark green holes...Yes I can picture it as I type.......
I asked the lady that was home who I should ask for permission to fish the stream on the otherside of the road. She told me that they owned it and I could fish that part plus the other two parts on the otherside. Ok that was way to easy. Well either way thank you a ton. One farm down, only about 200 more to go....
Since I had both of the kids out there today, it kind of turned into more of a scouting type deal... We were out at a really sunny time of the day. The fish were easy to see and so were we...:)
I still wish I had half of the energy my 4 year old daughter does. Even after being out in the sun hiking around all day, she still put up a fight before finally passing out for the night.
We ended up finding atleast 15 good holes and a bunch of nice spots to stop and just enjoy the scenery.
|My Son Ocean.......To be or not to be?? Deep in thought.|
|Looks like a great spot for a lunch...|
After stopping for a bite to eat, we continued onward to what await us next up around the bend. By this point it was getting a tad bit hotter than they forecasted. Had to shed some layers and take a walk through the water to cool down the waders.
|Is there something on my back???|
|These guys became best friends for a couple of hours.|
|One of the few small guys I managed not to spook.|
We ended up catching about 3 trout and missing a few more. The stream was beautiful as usual and all good things must come to an end. We ended up coming to another spot marked with a butt load of NO TRESPASSING signs owned by someone else. It was just a scotche to hot. I will save that farm for another time...
I will try my best to post every new stream I get permission to fish on. I can't wait until that one spot, that one stream, that next huge lunker, or beauty Brook... the fishing next adventure........ I suppose one of these days I will get turned down when asking for permission to fish. In that case I will just have to strap on my chest waders and keep my feet in the stream. Wisconsin laws are you must keep your feet wet at all times...if things start getting to deep I guess I could always float it:)
Until Next Time.......
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