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By Linnea Turner   Fly fishing is like kayaking. Most people know of it, maybe even have done it, but do not actually know how the equipment works or how technical it can be. Both activities can be extremely simple, but there is a variety of skills and knowledge that go along with each. Fly fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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“One year from now, that dam will be out and the sediment will have been landscaped,” River Falls City Utilities Manager Kevin Westhuis told a Kinni Planning team in late May. That prediction was based on the news that a $1-million DNR Municipal Dam Grant had been awarded to the city to take out [ READ MORE... ]
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Hex season is a special time of year on a trout stream. Nothing else in angling compares to the feeling you get when you’re standing on a riverbank waiting on darkness with the hope that the fading light brings forth a surge of Hexagenia mayflies. The anticipation is enough to weaken your knees. [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY mikek.trout ON May 1 - 0 COMMENTS
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Just four hundred years ago—how time flies—Etienne Brule was served paddling orders on the banks of the St. Lawrence by Samuel de Champlain with the directive of finding a route to the Orient, or to just find something and return to New France alive with his scalp attached. He is acknowledged as [ READ MORE... ]
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As I write this, my grandson Henry is 21, my son Stephen is 55 and I am 81. Together we add up to more than 150 years of fly fishing. I am sure there are other three-generation families that gather together to swap stories of rivers waded, waters rowed, fish caught, fish released and too many big- [ READ MORE... ]
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Groundswell Conservancy and the DNR wildlife and fish biologists had worked for months to purchase a 40-acre inholding in the DNR's Dell Creek Hunting and Fishing Area. The 40 acres has more than 2,000 feet of double-streambank frontage and a tributary. The land has some higher spots with oaks and [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY mikek.trout ON January 10 - 0 COMMENTS
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Oh these fish.  All fins and colored scales. Flicking tails, keen eyes, and lateral lines. These fish drive people to their wits end and keep them coming back for more.   These fish make us think. These fish make us feel. They force us to stop and look closer, analyze our surroundings. It’s now a [ READ MORE... ]
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The 2021 TU National Strategic Plan sets the stage for organizational growth over the next five years.  Specifically the Plan states as Goal #1: to identify a national network of shared priority waters for native and wild trout and salmon, and take strategic action to care for and recover them.   [ READ MORE... ]
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Hi Jamie, we’re glad to hear TU has hired you to be the Great Lakes Engagement Coordinator.  It looks like you’ve done some great work in Michigan and we’re excited to have the opportunity to work with you in Wisconsin.   Let’s start with this, why did you want to work for TU?   I was lucky to get [ READ MORE... ]
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As a trout angler, Wisconsin has been pretty good to me. Trout populations are in good shape and our State has invested heavily in public access on our trout streams. You could say, we’re living in the golden age of trout here in Wisconsin.   Our state provides a variety of opportunities for all [ READ MORE... ]
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