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  • Birthday 02/19/1971

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    SPOTS

    THE SPOTS HAVE TO BE GENETIC, AND THE CLARITY/BRIGHTNESS COULD BE SOMETHING WITH THEIR DIET. I DON'T KNOW THAT'S A TOUGH QUESTION. THAT MAY NEVER BE ANSWERED CORRECTLY ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Wisconsin Trout ?

    RENNEBERG, I LOVE THE WAY THE RIVER IS PRODUCING LARGE TROUT NOW, BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION: I WANT TO CATCH TROUT THAT BIG 5 YEARS FROM NOW 10 YEARS FROM NOW, AND SO ON. I'M NOT SEEING THOSE POTENTIAL REPLACEMENTS FOR THE 20" NOW. THE RUSH NOT ONLY LOST ITS CHUBS IT LOST ITS CRAYFISH TOO AND INCREASED FISHING PRESSURE, IT'S TOUGH TO FIND BIGGER TROUT IN THE RUSH NOW. AND THAT RIVER DON'T EVEN HAVE PIKE IN IT, SO ARE YOU SAYING THAT IF THERE WERE PIKE IN THERE IT WOULD BE BETTER? FISHERMAN NEED TO BE LETTING THE BIGGER TROUT GO SO THEY CAN HELP MAINTAIN THE POPULATION, NOT THESE PIKE. YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT THE VERMILLION HAS A HEALTHY POPULATION OF TROUT. NOT YET ANYWAY. THE DNR SHOULD BE STOCKING THESE RIVERS WITH HEALTHY CHUBS AND BAIT FISH ALONG WITH THE TROUT IF TROUT IS NEEDED, THAT WOULD SUPPORT THE TROUT'S FOOD POPULATION AND POSSIBLE AVOID WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED ON THE RUSH. ENOUGH OF THIS GOT TO GO FISHING, I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW I DID. WE NEED RAIN..... ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Wisconsin Trout ?

    RENNEBERG, I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYONE CATCHING ANYTHING BETWEEN 3 AND 7 INCHES, ALL ARE HUGE TROUT. AND YES THEY HAVE BEEN STOCKING IT, WITH RAINBOWS AND THEY CAN ONLY STOCK IN THE PARK. WHICH IS WERE THERE IS BIGGER PIKE SO IN A SENSE THEY ARE FEEDING THE PIKE IN THAT AREA. WHO YOU KINDING YOU DON'T NEED TO TALK TO THE DNR ABOUT THE TROUT POPULATION THERE, YOUR OUT THERE MORE THEN THEY ARE AND THEY HAVEN'T SHOCKED IT IN A WHILE. THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE FISHERMAN DO CREEL REPORTS FOR THEM. THEY CALCULATED ABOUT 162 TROUT PER MILE, I FEEL THERE'S SLIGHTLY MORE. THAT'S NOT VERY MANY TROUT COMPARED TO SOME TROUT WATERS. SO I SAY ANYTHING WE AS ANGLERS CAN DO TO SUPPORT THE TROUT'S ENVIRONMENT WE SHOULD DO, AND THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A PIKE IN ANY TROUT WATERS. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Wisconsin Trout ?

    SMELLS ABOUT SUNDAY WE'D HAVE TO GO AROUND 1PM OR SO AND WE'D STAY TILL AFTER DARK. IS THAT GOOD FOR YOU. DRAGON THE FISH ARE AROUND, TRY DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY, I PREFER REAL EARLY, AN HOUR BEFORE SUNRISE. WHEN IT'S STILL DARK. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Wisconsin Trout ?

    RENNEBERG ARE YOU EVER GOING TO TELL ME WERE THE PIKE ARE SO WE CAN GET RID OF THEM. I'VE BEEN CURRENTLY TRYING TO GET ONE THATS ABOUT 27" IN THE PARK. I HAD IT ON MONDAY NIGHT BUT LOST IT, AND HAD IT FOLLOW LAST NIGHT, BUT DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING. I WAS ONLY THERE FOR TWENTY MINUTES SO NO OTHER FISH TO REPORT. SMELLS THE HOPPERS ARE AROUND, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AN ALL DAY FISH AT THE RUSH ON SUNDAY? ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Wisconsin Trout ?

    I KNOW WHERE THE PIKE LIKE TO SIT, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE ON THE RIVER, OR ARE YOU SAYING THIS RIVER IS INFESTED WITH PIKE AND EVERY SLOW WATER HAS ONE IN IT? OR YOU JUST DON'T WANT ANYONE REALLY KNOWING WHERE YOUR FISHING? YOU KNOW IF YOUR SEEING PIKE, THE CHANCES OF ANY TROUT IN THAT AREA WILL BE PRETTY SLIM UNTIL YOU REMOVE THE PIKE. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Wisconsin Trout ?

    REN ARE THE NORTHERNS MAINLY IN THE PARK? I'D LIKE TO TRY AND CATCH THEM TO GET THEM OUT OF THE RIVER. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Fishing Report

    CAB I'VE SEEN A COUPLE SMALLMOUTH BASS CAUGHT, BUT NO LARGEMOUTH. THE NORTHERN HAVE BEEN BITTING, MY BROTHER CAUGHT A 33" NORTHERN A WEEK AGO AND SAID HE LOST ANOTHER ABOUT THE SAME SIZE. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    polarized sunglasses

    WE ALL KNOW POLARIZED GLASSES ARE A MUST, BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH PAIR AND PRICE WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONE THAT'S $10.00 VERSES ON THAT'S $100.00? IS IT THE POLARIZATION OR THE MANUFACTURER? I RARELY USE THEM I FOUND WAYS TO WORK WITHOUT THEM, BUT HAVE TO ADMIT I WOULD LOVE FOR SOMEONE TO BUY ME A REAL EXPENSIVE PAIR SO I CAN REALLY SEE, BUT AT WHAT PRICE? ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Trout suggestions for WHitewater ???

    SMELLS, I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE GLUE DRY'S AND I WAKE UP FROM THE MANY NAPS I TOOK WHILE I WAS MAKING THESE ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZWHOA DOSED OFF THERE FOR A MINUTE THIS INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH LOCK TITE IS REALLY COOL WHOA HA HA. DID YOU SEE THE SIZE OF THAT CHICKEN!!! OKAY I'M HERE NOW, SMELLS I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I COME DOWN. -K-. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Fishing Report

    SMELLS YOU MUST NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN, DO YOU STILL LIVE WITH YOUR MOTHER? NO WONDER YOU FISH SO MUCH YOU CAN'T STAND TO CLEAN HER TOE NAILS EVERY OTHER DAY. YOU WANT A TIP. THIS IS THE BEST TIP I CAN GIVE EVERYONE. FISH MORE OFTEN, FOR YOU WILL SEE. HEAR AND GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE EVERYTIME YOU GO. MOST OF ALL KEEP YOUR LURE IN THE WATER AT LEAST 99% OF THE TIME YOUR FISHING, HOW CAN ONE CATCH A FISH IF ONE IS CONSTANTLY CASTING OR CHECKING ONE'S LURE (MORE TIME IN THE WATER THE MORE CHANCES OF CATCHING FISH) PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE. DO YOU THINK THAT WILL WORK SMELLS? ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Trout suggestions for WHitewater ???

    RUSHING THANKS I WILL DEFFINETLY TRY THAT, I'VE ALWAYS CAME IN FROM THE SIDE OR TOP. SMELLS YOU CAN THROW A BOBBER ON A FLY ROD, OH WAIT IS THAT WHAT YOU SMALL FISH CATCHING COLORADO FISHERMAN CALL A STRIKE INDICATOR. SMELLS I'VE SEEN IN THE PAST SUBJECTS THAT YOU'VE FISHED THE RUSH RIVER IN WIS. I'LL MAKE UP 10 OF MY FROZEN HOPPERS AND YOU GET 10 OF YOUR SUPER (REALISTIC) HOPPERS AND LETS MAKE A GOOD AUGUST DAY ON THE RUSH WITH IT. DO YOU LIVE IN THE TWIN CITIES? ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Trout suggestions for WHitewater ???

    WALLEYE, DEPENDS ON THE AGE OF THE KIDS. BAIT (WORMS) IS THE BEST WITH YOUNGER KIDS BUT THE GRASSHOPPER IDEA IS A GREAT ONE ANOTHER ONE IS CRICKETS. I WAS GOING TO TRY THIS, IS CATCH A BUNCH OF GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS ANTHING THAT HAS THE HARD SKELETON, AND FREEZE THEM. THEN SUPER GLUE THEM TO SMALL HOOKS, I'D USE THEM MAINLY ON A FLYROD BUT YOU'D THINK YOU COULD USE THEM JUST LIKE A WORM. NOW I KNOW THAT A FROZEN HOPPER IS NOTHING LIKE THE ONES THAT ARE ALIVE, BUT IF YOU'VE TRIED CASTING A HOPPER YOU TEND TO USE ABOUT 3 PER ONE CAST ON THE WATER. IF FROZEN AND GLUED YOU'D NEVER LOSE THEM. WITH OLDER KIDS THAT CAN HANDLE A FISHING ROD SMALL SPINNERS AND RAPALAS WORK REAL WELL, PLUS IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO PRACTICE CASTING. GOOD LUCK... ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Fishing Report

    I FOUND A POOL ON MY FAVORITE RIVER THAT THE TROUT STACKED UP IN AFTER A GOOD RAIN AND IN A THREE DAY SPAN I CAUGHT A 26.5", 23.5", 19.5" ,19", 17.5" BROWN TROUT AND A COUPLE SMALL CRAPPIES, ALL ON FLIES, LEECH PATTERNS AND MINNOWS. ALSO CAUGHT ONE WITH MY 4YR OLD DAUGHTER ON BAIT THAT WAS 17" AND LOST ANOTHER ABOUT THE SAME. WENT AGAIN ABOUT 2 DAYS LATER CAUGHT NOTHING RIVER WENT DOWN AND GOT CLEAR FISH MUST HAVE SPREAD OUT. RELEASED ALL FISH. SMELLS IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING GO TO THE FORUM WITH BASS IN THE TITLE AND MAYBE THERE YOU'LL FIND MORE THAN ONE PERSON THAT GIVE'S A **** ABOUT SMALLMOUTHS ON THE TROUT FORUM. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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    Tips on where to fish the V

    Tracer I was fishing it last Sat. it didn't get any rain the river is really low and clear. The main problem your going to be faced with is that the vegitation around the river is up to your neck and I'm 5'11". I saw a few fish rising some large, more than I've ever seen. I mainly fly fish and a funny thing happened I caught a sunfish. Fishing still was slow didn't catch any trout but seen plenty. Had a really big one on homemade nymph, broke my line. Oh well, I'll get him this weekend (I hope). You may end up standing in the river to do any fly casting, It really all depends on were you go. Good luck. ------------------ "ONLY THE BIG ONES"
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