The fingers were a bit slow to respond to the knot tying on Wed morning. The dexterity was diminished. The leaves dropped and swirrled through the fast water pockets, and the fish eventually responded. Soft hackle hares ears and pheasant tails were the ticket. The boys are starting to color up, and the plants were all awash in the yellows and browns of the beginning of fall. Green still dominates but not for long. The waters are still holding strong with flows being a bit better than last year at this time. A few Tricos showed up at about noon on Wed, but no fish came to them. I am hoping for a long warmish fall, but I am not sure it feels like that will be the case.

There are two weeks left in the Wisconsin inland trout season. Many anglers should be on the waters in the next two weeks looking for their last hurrah. The gears will shift for me to steelhead. Once again the Brule river along the South shore of Lake Superior will be my destination. Look for some great stories this year as I am hopeful to put a number of days in Up- North looking for the illusive rainbows that run up that storied piece of Wisconsin water.


John Sours and his DNR crew have finished with the landscaping portion on the section of Pine Creek below the AA bridge and hope to complete that work on the upper section during the coming week.

He asked us to put out a call for volunteers to come and work on Sat. Sept. 17th starting at 9:00 to seed and mulch both the upper and lower worksites thereby putting the wraps on this stream for the season.  Around 8-10 individuals who can make the trip down there and work to finish up this project would be great.

The Pine Creek site is located just south of Maiden Rock about 1/2 mile in on County Rd. AA where it crosses the creek.  Bring a pair of work gloves and possibly a garden rake and John will be there with the mulcher/straw/seed.

Just had to post the latest picture of Cloud the goat. He tried to get away with eating a bunch of petunias while we wern’t looking but the proof is on his horn.