June 4, 2008

Poor weather conditions, a busy work schedule, and a lack of coordination didn't allow for me to get out fishing this week. I'm in trout heaven, the Driftless Area of Minnesota, working on some projects this month, but that didn't spark enough interest for me to venture out on a stream after hours.
Jonesing for some roughfish, I checked out the riprapped drainage ditch behind the hotel last night to no avail. If the rain will clear, next week will provide better opportunity to see some stream time.

There are some legendary redhorse runs in these parts, though most travelers to this area seek out its browns, brooks, and rainbows. I'd love to tie in to a nice shorthead or even add the reclusive northern hognose sucker to my lifelist, by I won't shrug away any brookies. Gotta love those native fish.

Here's the view from Garvin Heights: