Trout Streams of Wisconsin and Minnesota: An Angler's Guide to More Than 120 Trout Rivers and Streams

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The definitive guide to this trout-fishing mecca, which includes several of Trout Unlimited's top 100 trout streams in the country.Wisconsin and Minnesota together boast more than 12,500 miles of designated trout waters in more than 3,000 streams. Thanks to conservation efforts by governmental and volunteer organizations, fishing is better than it has been in decades. In this completely updated and expanded second edition, the authors have added information on many new streams. Veteran anglers Humphrey and ...
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Overview

The definitive guide to this trout-fishing mecca, which includes several of Trout Unlimited's top 100 trout streams in the country.Wisconsin and Minnesota together boast more than 12,500 miles of designated trout waters in more than 3,000 streams. Thanks to conservation efforts by governmental and volunteer organizations, fishing is better than it has been in decades. In this completely updated and expanded second edition, the authors have added information on many new streams. Veteran anglers Humphrey and Shogren describe their native trout waters with an evocative sense of place that conveys not only the details but also the experience an angler can expect.Features include: profiles of more than 120 productive trout rivers and streams; information on hatches, access points, and wading conditions; travel directions, map references, and information on nearby facilities; 55 detailed maps; hatch charts for the region's major hatches; advice on tackle, flies, and tactic; local hatch charts and fly patterns; information on tackle shops and guide services; and much more.
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Craig Lincoln
Fly-fishing is about discovery. Have an itch to discover a stream? This book will scratch it. —Duluth News-Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881504972
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Trout Streams Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 521,432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Humphrey was born in Wisconsin and has written over 100 articles on trout fishing for Fly Fisherman, Minnesota Sportsman, and many other periodicals. He lives in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota.

Bill Shogren, born in Wisconsin, is past president of Trout Unlimited's Twin Cities chapter and its Minnesota Council, and has fished for trout throughout the American Midwest and West. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5
Preface to the Second Edition 11
Preface: The Drift of This Book 13
1 Introduction to Wisconsin and Minnesota Trout Fishing 17
2 Hatches, Tactics, and Tackle 39
Part I. Wisconsin
3 Southwestern Wisconsin: Spring Creeks in Hidden Valleys 67
4 Central Wisconsin: The Ice Age Streams 97
5 Northeastern Wisconsin: The Wilderness 121
6 West Central Wisconsin: A Green and Gentle Land 155
7 Northwestern Wisconsin: Indianhead Country 189
Part II. Minnesota
8 Secret Streams of Southeastern Minnesota 213
9 The North Shore: Arrowhead Country 253
10 Northern Minnesota: Paul Bunyan Country 269
Appendix A Fly-Fishing Shops and Guides 281
Appendix B Resource Texts and Equipment for the Study of Aquatic Insects 285
Appendix C DNR Web Sites and Field Offices 287
Appendix D Other Books That May Be of Interest 289
Index 290
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