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by Randy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

Re: Stream Conditions

More heavy rain now, more tonight, chance of storms every day this week... maybe the big waters will be good for smallie fishing by the end of August. :-/
by Randy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Star Tribune report on stream rehab
Replies: 37
Views: 4782

Re: Star Tribune report on stream rehab

This begs the question, "why do any habitat work at all"? There are many miles of stream where no habitat work has been done and there are more than enough trout providing natural reproduction and sustaining a reasonable amount of harvest. The streams in these sections also change from year to year...
by Randy
Thu May 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Stream Conditions

If I had the time, I could have stopped to nymph fish the stream I was next to this afternoon. Big rivers are a total mess of course, and even small water close to Chatfield was stupid-muddy, but there are some places to go already.
by Randy
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Stream Conditions

Anyone had a peek since Monday? I'm headed down to Lanesboro area this afternoon and will take a look at a few spots.
by Randy
Thu May 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Stream Conditions

I drove by a few access points on the WW system early this afternoon. Nothing was fish-able at all and nobody should go out this weekend. ;)
by Randy
Wed May 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Light Hendrickson Hatch (E. invaria & E. rotunda)
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Light Hendrickson Hatch (E. invaria & E. rotunda)

Definitely looking forward to some nicer weather soon. A few years ago around the same time as an expected LH hatch, I ran across a prolific hatch of "long-horned" caddis (not sure exactly what they're supposed to be called?). Crazy long antennae on them. A bit tricky catching considering how many f...
by Randy
Sun May 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Anyone get out today? 5-11-19
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

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

I took my new Echo Carbon XL 10'3wt rig out for a spin yesterday from about 1-5:30pm. Love it. Awesome fishing. Very little in the way of bug activity, but a wired-green wet fly and a flash green perdigon made for almost non-stop catching. Really like the longer rod for high stick nymphing. Sidenote...
by Randy
Thu May 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Stream Conditions

by Randy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream reports?
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

Re: Stream reports?

I got out for a quick outing yesterday afternoon and caught a handful but catching was below average. Stream was clear and a bit cold due to the runoff, about 44-45 degrees through the afternoon. I did see a lot of people out fishing... most access points had cars parked
by Randy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fishing Reports
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Fishing Reports

Wish I was able to get out there today and tomorrow... sure is going to be a different landscape for the "opener" this coming weekend.