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by mjewen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Sept 16 stream report
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Sept 16 stream report

I fished a smaller stream south of I90 on Tue, 9/17 and it was clear and running about normal. Caught many nice sized fish throughout the day euro-nymphing. No beatis/BWO activity. After I had a late lunch I considered keeping a few for supper since the fish were so plentiful. I even got my fillet k...
by mjewen
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Reports?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Stream Reports?

I fished Tue south of I90, everything I saw was clear. I fished north of I90 on Sat and everything there was clear as well. We have some overnight rain predicted for tonite but I would expect you will find very fishable water across the SE area on Fri and the weekend.
by mjewen
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Stream Conditions

I found fishable water south of I90 on a smaller stream on Friday 6/21. Visibility was maybe a 12 inches or so, water was heavily stained but not muddy. I have not fished this stream for e few years and ended up fishing a section I had not fished before. Very high grass along the stream banks made c...
by mjewen
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: Stream Conditions

I fished south of I90 yesterday. Found clean water on a medium sized stream. A few sporadic caddis but very little surface feeding. Did well Euro-nymphing. Fish were plentiful and healthy, only saw one other fisherman, weather was good. I even kept 4 trout for supper.
by mjewen
Mon May 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Anyone get out today? 5-11-19
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Anyone get out today? 5-11-19

Randy, I started euro-nymphing with that leader but changed to making my own. I use very long leaders, the fly line seldom leaves the reel on a cast but sometimes when a bigger trout makes a run. Here's my rough formula - 16-20 feet 20lb chameleon Maxima + 5 feet 14lb hivis yellow Sufix + 2 ft sight...
by mjewen
Mon May 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: Stream Conditions

South Branch Root in the Forrestville area was clear on Saturday.
by mjewen
Mon May 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Potential SE MN Trout Regulation Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2634

Re: Potential SE MN Trout Regulation Changes

I'm a little late to the discussion but I would be in favor of leaving regs as is (A). C would be acceptable as well.
by mjewen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Fly Tying & Entomology
Topic: Czech Nymphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: Czech Nymphs

One other point worth mentioning is Euro-nymphs are typically tied on jig hooks so the point of the hook rides up or at least somewhat up and definitely not down. This results in less snag ups on the bottom. Scuds were mentioned above. I still tie my scuds on standard scud hooks but use a heavier ji...
by mjewen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Trico Hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

I fished South of I90 yesterday and saw some tricos hatching and plenty caught in spider webs. No fish were rising and I didn't see any spinner falls. Fished from about 930-1245. Stream was a little low and perfectly clear. I've been using The Fly Formally Known as Prince - a prince nymph with holog...
by mjewen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Anyone Been Fishing This Week
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone Been Fishing This Week

I fished on Tue, 7/17, north of I90. Fished a stretch of a popular stream for a little over 2 hours and caught a lot of 10-11" fish. Per the other thread I kept my limit. The fish were not overly skinny. Headed east to check out a stream a friend told me about. Had troubles finding it except at a br...