"I was finally blessed with a mostly responsibility-free day with decent weather this week. I went to one of our favorites, Wolf Creek. If I were to code name that creek today, I think I would call it “confidence creek”. It nearly always produces. This creek really lends itself to Tenkara. It is fairly narrow for the most part, seldom more than about 8 feet wide, but can be quite deep. There are sections that are nearly chest deep. It is absolutely loaded with structure. With a little bit of stealth, it is pretty easy to stalk up and down the creek without disturbing the fish. It can get overgrown in the summer, but in the early season it really shines."
After several years of consideration, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has expanded our trout fishing season for 2016. Traditionally, the season opened the first weekend in March then closed at the end of September. Now, the season opens January 1st and closes October 15, adding about two and half months to our season. Unfortunately, my free days and decent fishing weather did not line up much in January or early February. I’m not one of those guys who feels the need to prove himself by fishing in sub-zero temps. First of all, the fishing usually isn’t very good in those conditions and, as one of my hunting and fishing partners says, this stuff is supposed to be fun!
There is a hole on this creek that I always knew held a big fish or two but it was impossible to cast to secondarily to a partially submerged section of barb wire over the deepest portion. Well, the wire was removed at some point last year, and there is a big d@#$ trout in that hole. I didn’t catch him this time, but I know where he lives!