Posted by Matthew J. Rudy On September 11, 2014
Big water is a whole different ball game. This was the fourth time that I have floated and fished the Wisconsin river, and I can say without a doubt that each time I have floated it I have learned something new. Last weekend there was a shortage of sand bars to camp on as the water level on the river was higher from all the rain storms that have hit the Midwest recently. Our “normal” campsite was completely under water and that left us scrambling as the sun was rapidly setting while we searched for a piece of dry land to call home for the night. We were informed that they would be releasing water from the upstream dam and that we should expect the water to come up a bit over night. It did, and the mix of all the warm water and the cold air overnight had us fishing in a thick fog the next morning. The fishing was slow and the river was fast, the fog was unforgettable, and truly a once in a lifetime experience. I love this trip.
Posted by Aaron Rudy On September 6, 2014
I saw this article flash on my Facebook feed the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. There is a proposal to make some pretty dramatic changes to the inland trout regulations in Wisconsin. WDNR is currently holding public meetings all across the state to get angler and citizen input. There have been three meeting already but there are still quite a few still to come. Check out the article and let us know what you think of the proposed changes. Maybe even attend a meeting and let the WDNR know what you think.
Posted by Matthew J. Rudy On August 7, 2014
Aaron and I are out in Colorado right now enjoying the last few day of a family vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park. We have both had the privilege of visiting this beautiful park multiple times throughout our childhood and were both taught how to fly fish here by our Dad. We have fished everything from meandering meadow streams to high mountain lakes to highly pressured tail waters in a tourist town. Even though this is technically a family vacation, Aaron and I have found plenty of time to wet a line, and the fishing has been phenomenal.
Posted by William Parke On July 24, 2014
This year’s Hex hatch on the Mississippi River formed a bow echo on the radar and caused a car accident. I wonder how the fishing was…
Posted by Matthew J. Rudy On July 15, 2014
Posted by William Parke On July 1, 2014
It had been five years since I was last in the Boundary Waters, but the fishing was just as good, if not better, than I remember. The smallmouth were post spawn, and fish were shallow, chasing and rolling on bait balls all over the bays and flats of the lakes. It was incredible to watch, and fun to chase. It was good to be back up there, and it certainly won’t be another five years before I go again.
Posted by Aaron Rudy On June 30, 2014
It has been almost two months since Matt and I made the trip to the driftless for some dry fly fishing and I have finally finished the edit. Please enjoy.