April 26, 2009
On a crisp and sunny spring day, there's nothing better than spending time outdoors with family. Kids in tow, I hiked around one of the few coldwater streams in the region. Even though the primary source for the stream is groundwater, the water was high and brown, like most everything else in the region. No fish were spotted, not even a sucker. Pretty tough for anything to get through the maze of downed spruce and ash upstream except for a big brown beaver. This isn't really considered an angling stream even though this reach is designated, supplanted with hatchery raised pellet head browns. It is doubtful whether they last the summer, or if they migrate into nearby Detroit Lake and succumb to the appetite of Esox lucius. They don't call them water wolves for nothing.