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by High Stick
Thu May 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 32
Views: 4805

Re: Stream Conditions

There was a weather/rainfall link posted on this site last year that was pretty neat - zoom in capabilities and showed rainfall totals from anywhere from a day to the last three months. I don't have it bookmarked. Anyone have it or one that I am describing?
by High Stick
Thu May 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Potential SE MN Trout Regulation Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 4026

Re: Potential SE MN Trout Regulation Changes

I like the idea of a southern Driftless slot of 12-14" release. I'm not going to sugar coat it. I like artificials/no kill streams because I know the only people I'm going to run into are the people who are there to catch fish for enjoyment purposes, not set up shop on a big bend hole with a five ga...
by High Stick
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Beaver dams and brook trout
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Beaver dams and brook trout

From a southern Driftless angle, I have seen quite a few beaver dams, houses, and general tree cutting from them quite a bit more the past couple of years. No fur market certainly aids in their population growth.
by High Stick
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem

Actually, I enjoy commentary from my peers. I just don't necessarily view TCTU as my peer at this point. When you talk about all of your members not wanting skyhooks, then our conversation has some large brush strokes. Interesting that your last rant was about the oldest 3000 feet of a project. I fi...
by High Stick
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem

Did TCTU do the Trout Brook Project in Miesville? The above the water root wad placement was an interesting approach.
by High Stick
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem

I didn't realize there were 2000 TCTU members. That's a much bigger number than I would have guessed, and they all overwhelmingly reject the use of skyhooks? Ok, if you say so. So to summarize: 1. The photos weren't a fair representation and deck stacking (i/e fake news) 2. Rock is too expensive...w...
by High Stick
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream reports?
Replies: 32
Views: 4962

Re: Stream reports?

It's gonna be caddis time in short order.
by High Stick
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream reports?
Replies: 32
Views: 4962

Re: Stream reports?

Water was clear everywhere I went yesterday. Plenty of spin fishers in the usual place: SBRR in Preston, below the dam in Lanesboro. They looked pretty miserable standing there in that weather.
by High Stick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fishing Reports
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Fishing Reports

Fished Saturday. Clean water. Not many guys around. No hatches to speak of. Soft hackles dead drift killed it, though.

I think the water temperatures never really got high enough for the hatches to kick and get going. Feels a little late this year.
by High Stick
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Resolving the Current Trout Habitat Problem

There needs to be a moratorium on stream trout projects until there is an agreement on a resolution. I have never felt that there was any good scientific basis to switch to a Rosgen heavy restoration philosophy. Show me and prove to me that it works for the trout and is superior way to do bank stabi...