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4-12-06 - Another trip to the Pike River!

There it is, a beautiful unclipped hen kicks off the evening.

The hen is immediately followed by a buck!

Another look at the buck - the adipose and right pectoral finclips make this one a Kamloops strain rainbow stocked in 2003.

Moonrise over the Pike River.

4-12-06 - Running After Work!

Waters Fished: Pike River
Fish Caught: 2
Outing Date: 4-12-06
Weather: Sunny
Air Temp: 50s's
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: falling, 40-50 cfs
Water Color: stained, green, visiblity 1'
Fish Species: Steelhead
Pattern Fished: Wooley Bugger
Pattern Color: Red and Black

So Jim has been getting off early from work some days...I wanted to try to hook up this evening with him and put in some time on the water. Traffic in Chicago had other ideas.

By the time Jim and Leanne had made it to Oak Creek, I hadn't even crossed the Wisconsin border yet. Push came to shove and I found myself skipping out on the trip that far north, instead settling for roughly 1 hour of fishing (vs. NONE) by going to the Pike.

The action was rather quick and decisive once I located the few fish that were in. In a mater of minutes I was 2/3. After that, the action slowed (obviously) but I continued to fish it hard until the moon was up and legal fishin' time was over. Gotta say it's pretty good for an hour on the water!

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