Last Saturday, I got in two more hours before season ended in Minnesota’s East Coast/Wisconsin’s West Coast.
Courtney, @SculpinArmy, and hopscotched our away from run to run, pool to pool and tree stump to tree stump.
The overcast skies and mild weather were comfortable conditions for swinging large flies made of buck tails and rabbit strips.
We found plenty of easer smaller trout. Nothing spectacular, but fun. I was getting ready to announce, “You know, it is just great to get out one more time. It doesn’t matter if we catch any big ones…”
And that’s when I had a nice take. I was throwing an articulated streamer tied by Courtney. Light in color, fast in action.
19 inches of browned butter sauce and black peppercorn.
Now that is how you end a season of fishing in the Driftless Area.
I met up with a new friend, Sculpinarmy on instagram, and we went to explore some new local water. We got great weather and so hungry browns.
The first frost of the year laced the trees. As it melted, it seemed to rain down on us even though the skies were cloudless.
We threw streamers into deep pools and enticed quite a few healthy upper teens browns out of the shadows to attack our flies. Few landed but great fun all the same.
Any photo in this post with me in it was taken by Sculpinarmy. Check him out on instagram. He catches big driftless browns and takes great photos.
On another note, the blogger app seems to be malfunctioning on the iPad and iPhone. I can’t add anything but photos. My computer isn’t working well so it is making editing this a bit tricky. Hope the formatting works okay.