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Get on it while you can 4 days left until the door gets closed!
Suppose to be raining on and off this weekend, might open things up a bit!

Jim W

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Has any one seen any hatches since the cold weather? Just wondering if the BWO'S have started again?

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p. anoka hatch started up. so did tricos and of course midges.
4 days left. what am i going to do in sept.? going camping riverside this weekend for some end of season fishing. good luck everyone and enjoy the rain! i'll be using underwater flies and praying my waders hold up for one last outing.

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I fished White Water last Sunday and Thursday. Last Sunday was overcast then drizzle. Perfect for BWO hatch which came on strong and I caught so many fish on dries
(#20) that I got bored and came home. Thursday in the afternoon as the sun came off the water the BWOs started again for about an hour and I caught 4 on dries. After the hatch caught a 14" on nymph for my last fish of the day. Anyone fishing WW with BWO patterns should use either parachute pattern or trim the bottom hackles off so the body of the fly rests in the film and you'll get many more hookups.

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All,
I closed it with 4 trout last night. LArgest 16 and the very last trout for the 2003 season was a plump 14 incher!!

All came aggressively on a #11 rapala! It was nice to be crimped. A couple of them would not have made it otherwise, rolling up and around my rap!

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Last year I remember fishing trout until 10-31-03. Was that a change in the regulations this year? I believe I was fishing the pond in Chanhassen in late October.

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Hmmmm,
As far as I can remember, it has closed at Septembers end. Granted my memory has been in question!lol

So ya confessin' are ya???lol
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Maybe I am? Last year I am certain the Chanhassen courthouse pond was open until 10-31-02. I wasn't aware of the pond until last year when someone from this forum posted an email saying last chance trout that was posted in October. This is the time of year I really look for Walleyes but being the pond is close to my work it makes for a great lunch break. I guess I won't be taking my break at the trout. Someone please confirm the Carver county courthouse pond was open until 10-31-03 last year. I will otherwise be contacting a headshrinker or the Department of Natural Resources to turn myself in.

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Now don't go jumping off Maiden Rock or anything yet!lol They could have extended season, considering it isn't a stream.

There is a trout "pond" in Rochester that remains open...I think?lol

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The whole stream trout fishing in lakes is a tricky deal. I used to live about two blocks away from Courthouse Lake and started fishing it one morning in mid-April right after the stream trout season opened. The DNR stocks it with stream trout, then post obvious signs "No Fishing Until Trout Season". After the third guy stopped and warned me I went home and read the reg. book. Stream trout in streams opens and closes at different dates than stream trout in stillwater, even small ponds that are stocked with stream trout. I thanked the guy who finally convinced me -- his son got tagged a few seasons back on the stream trout opener on Courthouse Lake and had to pay a fine. I just wish it was posted more clearly or the terminology is changed to show the difference. I don't poach but I also don't think I can be blamed because the DNR does such a poor job of stating the differences. Oh well, my two cents' worth.

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