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tjhunter

Great day on the Rush!

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Renneberg,

I couldn't agree with you more. Most fishing is better on an overcast day. The less sunlight in the water, the less of a chance the fish have to identify your lure.

Anyway, the fishing was great. I really appreciate all of the help and I hope to do it again soon.

thanks
tjhunter

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Tjhunter and I had a great day on the Rush yesterday. We must of caught close to 40 trout between the both of us. The biggest one was 20 inches, but we seen a few that were much bigger. The majority of them were between 12 to 18 inches, not to mention all the trout we seen follow the lure. I've been fishing the Rush since early April and I continue to see or catch a trout 20 inches or better everytime I fish this river.
Poor Tjhunter was having a hard time hooking those lite hitting trout later in the day. He had no problem hooking them early in the day, but once the clouds left and the sun came out they started hitting lite. It seem like one big trout after another came running out of a hole and ever so lightly hit his lure. Non the less he did manage to catch several 16 to 18 inchers.
All and all the day was a great day, but would have been better if it would have rained the weather man said. I know that may sound hard for you Tjhunter to believe, but I think it would of been better with some rain.

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.....you guys must be talking Wisconsin...

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Just look on a map of Wisconsin and find hwy. 10 heading east out of Prescott. It crosses the Rush river. Very easy to find.

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The rush is about 30 miles south of prescott on hwy 10. Another good stream to try is the Trimbelle. It is located a few miles south of Diamond bluff. If you take county rd. O it follows the trimbelle. Just though I would mention it. It is enroute and has some good fishing. Good luck!

Jimmy

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I guess you would pass the trimbelle if you took hwy 35 south from prescott but then again you also pass by it on 10 too but I'm not sure how the fishing is up by 10. But the lower rush offers some excellent trout fishing if you access it from hwy 35. Later!

Jimmy

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Jimmy how close to 35 can you get before not catching trout. I've caught them about 10 miles upstream from 35.

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Renneberg,
I think the trout start to play out as you get to hwy 35 bridge but if you go just a little ways in they are plentiful. There is also co. rd.A that follows along the Rush and has plenty of access spots. The lower rush is known to hold large trout. Later!

Jimmy

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Went to the Rush on saturday and caught close to 30 trout that day, and I must of seen close to 50 trout follow my lure out of the holes. They were in a bitting mode thanks to the rain. The best part of the day was when two browns about 14 inches came up together and hit the lure at the same time. I didn't hook either one of them put how often do you see that happen!
Most of the trout ran between 10 to 17 inches.
I fished until 12 and didn't see another person fishing.

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what's the best access point to this river? Friday I might have to make a day out of it wink.gif

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Renneberg,
Did you fish the upper or lower Rush? Sounds like you did pretty well.

Jimmy

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Luke geraty there are a ton of places to access the river. You should buy a Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer. It will show you every place a road cross. Look for one at a any sporting goods store. Hwy 10, hwy 72 and hwy 63 are all good places to access the river.
Being that you are a huge rainbow fan I'll tell you that I've heard of rainbows as big as 25 inches caught out of this river. The person that caught it said he caught it just down stream of the town El Paso. I still have yet to catch a rainbow out of this river this year.
To get to El Paso take hwy 63 east out of Ellsworth. It turn north about 2 miles outside of town. Head north on 63 to hwy N. Head east to El Paso.

Jimmy, it really doesn't matter where I fish on the river. Every where I have gone I have caught trout between 10 and 16 inches, but if you must know the lower half of the river is where I was.

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yes.... BIG BIG BIG fan of the bow...

I will be making a day of it on friday I believe.

I think I'm gonna buy a new fly rod too.... I have been meaning to get a new one.. so.. yeah.

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yeah... drove down that way...

fished a couple hours.. caught some fish.... nothing over 24 inches.... did catch a couple rainbows though.

I DID buy a new fly pole (or rod for you dry fly purists)

I spent entirely too much money on a 5 wt.... but, i also got a new 8 wt as my loomis is in need of some breaks smile.gif

it was a great water though..... seen a few people.... I was just below that little town.

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yeah... no doubt, and any bow at all is a good fish in my book... I was just glad to catch one...

there are a LOT of browns in that river from the looks of it.

Is there any thing around here with cutthroats? they are so beautiful of fish... when I used to fish CO a lot, that was my favorite fish to catch..... sooo beautiful.

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Luke,
No Cutthroats around here. I agree the are a neat fish. I think they just need cleaner, cooler water than is offered around here. I have caught many cuts on trips to MT. Later!


Jimmy

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True... so, no one's stocked them around here at all.... too bad, I love them.... sea run cutts are awesome too....

I used to Fish the Grand Mesa in Colorado a lot and hike back to this Lake and Stream that fed into it.... it was like a five mile hike, no one was EVER there, and you'd SLAM fifty fish easily a day. It was incredible... all bows and cutthroats... Wooly buggers, muddler minnows, and adams.... I'll never forget it....

Man, i need to go fishing bad.

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The closest state with cutts is the dakotas. I think that both north and south dakota have cutts in some of there rivers.

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Luke just so you know. A rainbow over 16 inches in the midwest is a very rare find in waters not connected to the Great lakes.

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Luke,
Another truely beautiful trout is the Golden. Originally from the Sierras they have been successfully stocked in high alpine lakes throughout the Rockies. Man do they put up a fight!

Jimmy

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oh yeah.... caught my fair share of goldens.

I spent pretty much the last 10 years moving from region to region (don't ask me why, my Dad was a contracted computer specialist designer guy who made programs... or something), so I spent a year in Colorado fishing the Grand Mesa and a bunch of other rivers/ streams.

my fav's the rainbow.... second favorite is the cutthroat.

I also love dolly vardens..... they are strong.... and fat.... and.... oh man... i'm going fishing.

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Will be heading for the Rush today for some action. A guy I know was out yesterday and I saw his pics of a 19" Brown! Man was that a nice fish!

Jimmy

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Fished the Rush sat. from about noon til 5. Started out about halfway up county A with no luck at all, didn't even see any trout whatsoever. Finished off just on the other side of hwy 10 where lost creek dumps in and saw tons of trout rising for some little brown bugs that were hatching(couldn'nt I.D. them), the only problem was the trout were very picky. I had two strikes and that was it. Threw every pattern and size known to man but they just wouldn't even look at it! One of the guys I was fishing with was using nymphs and he had the same luck. The other guy was using spinners and caught six the biggest was a respectable 14" and the rest were slightly smaller. Talked to other fishermen and they had the same luck also. All in all it was a pretty slow day but it was just nice to get out! Later!

Jimmy

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