Found myself in Wisconsin with some time to spare, so, I did the logical thing....I went trout fishing. I was out and about enjoying the weather and hiking around Willow River State Park, and afterwards, I decided to head on down the road to the Kinnickinnic River. I grabbed my FSA custom 3 wt, Vedavoo hip pack, and Tacky fly box, tied on a top water bug I've been working on, and walked on down to a new spot I scoped out back in June.
The no name fly I've been working on was the ticket and my fly box was not needed. I found some rising trout on the tail end of some small riffles, and they were picking off anything that was drifting through.
|Vedavoo hip pack.|
Wet waded up the river just a little bit in to some skinny water, and found some a few more fish drifting that same fly. I don't know if it was the fly or the amount of fish caught, but the fly was starting to come undone. Need to do some tweaking...I kind of want to think that the trout were just beating it up throughout the short outing, which is very possible.
|Brook trout like to party.|
Came across a floating fish, and upon further investigation - I determined it was the biggest trout that I have ever seen with my own eyes in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, and that it was a brook trout. Didn't have a wallet on it, so, I wasn't able to determine it's age or where it came from.
|What a shame.|
All in all it was a solid 1.5 spent fishing on a beautiful day, and a reminder to me and to all of you that live here in the Midwest to get out there and enjoy the outdoors and the kick ass weather while we have it....Winter is coming.