12-29-02 - the last day of 3 days of fishing, what
a blast! I hit it all!
Rivers Fished: Milwaukee River
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 12-29-02
Weather: partly cloudy
Air Temp: 40's
Water Temp: cold
Water Level: low
Water Color: Murky
Fish Species: none sighted or hooked
Pattern Fished: various
Pattern Color: various
Fishing Quality: poor
12-29-02 - Having fished the Root, Pike, and Lake
Michigan in the past 2 days, I decided I needed to hit the Milwaukee
again, especially considering Guppy's recent success with a 1 lb
I took it easy after a late date with a wonderful
woman Sat. night (BTW guys, she fishes, I need all your help in
convincing her that the January Garanaska run is worth the cold
;). Got to the river about 2:00 pm; and fished wherever I could
get to. Most of my time was spent under the bridge at Capitol, where
I did manage one tug. Downstream was iced over pretty thoroughly
so I headed upstream into Estabrook where I knew there was some
deeper water. Guppy surprised me up there and we returned to the
area below Capitol; with two of us I felt a lot more comfortable
going out on the ice. Neither of us "fell through" but
there was significant ice flow coming down (at one point a sheet
the size of a truck floated by UNDERNEATH MY FEET!). We fished all
of our favorite spots, without sighting anything or hooking up.
So about 3:45 Guppy made the call and he took me
to his new secret spot. Man, he found just the quintessential winter
steelhead spot on the Milwaukee. Nice deeper water with a beautiful
natural holding spot that's going to be killer anytime there's a
run. I'm definitely NOT spilling this one EVER. We switched over
to spinning tackle tossing cleo types; my spinning gear has always
lost the battle to fly gear so I tangled my line in no time. I felt
what may have been one fish tug on the line, but other than that
we ended up empty handed on this outing, and left the river probably
about 4:45 PM It never matters though, I always have a great time
out with Guppy.
So that about wraps it up for a 3 day fishing extravaganza!
Looking forward to next weekend. I'm seriously toying with some
IN action if the weather cools off; otherwise you'll see me running
around the Pike!
Fair Hooks, Tight Lines, Melted Drags and Abundant
fish to all of you in the new year! And if you have tips on enticing
a woman who fishes to come out on the rivers in the middle of Frozen
January, let me know!