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by brntrout
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Stream Conditions

10-3- 19 Just got back from checking a few streams. it appears not all streams will be unfishable! A popular stream South of i-90 is high and off color but is fishable with lures, streamers or nymph's. I also checked a few other streams near Chatfield that were in similar condition. While there not ...
by brntrout
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Stream Conditions

As of today 10-2-19 most streams in SE MN are not in fishable condition. I called Lanesboro Fisheries and they said many streams in their area are almost or bank full and filthy. So I'm going to say angling this weekend will be very limited to a few smaller streams of shorter length and maybe just i...
by brntrout
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

If we throw in climate change brought on at least partially by man's negative impact on the planet, and scientists predictions, which include dramatic increases in precipitation (Increased severe flooding) it doesn't look good no matter what is done for improved land use practices. Climate change wi...
by brntrout
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

You're right, the problem is bigger "than us", its about 7+ billion more than us. Which why none of these Ecological problems can ever be addressed by thinking we will take out vast sums of land from crop production to improve Ecological conditions. It really boils down to producing goods and servic...
by brntrout
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

Just for confirmation I called a friend of mine who is a WI DNR Fisheries Staff person on the Driftless Area Management Team to ask him about their trout stream habitat program. In his own words they are NOT doing any Rosgen's type stream work in the "Driftless Area". He did say, they are using more...
by brntrout
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

If one was to take all the wasted money spent on poorly designed "in stream habitat" projects and used it to purchase land surrounding trout streams and then actually manage that land for runoff retention a much greater impact on stream health would be realized. That is under the premise landowners...
by brntrout
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

The sheer amount of rain that has been falling on Driftless Area watersheds in recent years (an on-going trend that shows no signs of letting up) should force local officials and farmers to wake-up and make adaptive changes to how they manage the landscape. Marginal farmland should be restored to f...
by brntrout
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

Not sure what caused this fish kill, but it isn't the first fish kill on Garvin Brook. Back in the late 90's or around 2000 there were 2 different fish kills detected in the Farmers Park area of Garvin Brook. At the time it was suspected someone had used bleach to poach fish. It would be a great if ...
by brntrout
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Stream Conditions

By chance did anyone get out fishing/checking streams today, just curious whether stream conditions are improving or not?
by brntrout
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Glass rods
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Glass rods

trouts/Brent, Even though I ordered my Livingston rod early spring there was a problem with Dusty getting dark brown blanks( the color varied wildly)from the company making his blanks/tapers. I eventually had him make my rod on a black blank that I didn't know was available as an option. Since there...