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Paul Trybul

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  1. The long winter season is coming. At some point I'll be spending more fishing related time surfing youtube videos than actually out fishing. Anyone have any new channels that they can recommend? The NDyakangler stuff is pretty good.
  2. Welcome, there are some great fly fisherman in this club that you could learn a lot from. Be active, engage and the information will come.
  3. Does this help? It looks like a decent portage any way you look at it.
  4. That's unfortunate about the rear window. Fishing has been tough but we care catching some nice ones. Most of the bigger fish are coming on topwaters. The water is higher than I'm used to and we have been fighting the wind. My best fish have been (3) 18" ers and I got a 20.5". Of coarse Tom Loo show up and starts catching a bunch of bass and a really nice walleye. This place is pretty special.
  5. Good point on the $5 park fee. I'll be saving my $5 bills this week as you need exact change for the fee boxes. 8155407775 is my number if anyone in the first group needs to coordinate shuttles, talk fishing strategies, or meal planning prior to the trip. As a kayaker/wade fisherman, I do have some concerns about the water levels to start this trip.
  6. Good info Scott, when can the very first group check in? This will be my 3rd consecutive year. 2 years ago the gauges were at 1500-1600CSF. Wading and kayaking was very easy at that level. Last year it was 2400-2600 CFS. That was a little tougher for wading but good for kayaking. At 1500 I consider the river to be pretty low, 2500 seemed about normal, but now it is at 4400CFS. I remember 3 years ago fishing was very tough for anyone without a boat in the high water. Hopefully the water continues to drop by the time we get there. When the water was low, I did best fishing the middle 1/3 of th
  7. So their solution to the manure problem is to spread it in the fields in the fall and give it all Fall, Winter and early spring to run off into the rivers?
  8. Terry Dodge & I are in provided we are in good health leading up to the trip. We will take our temperatures prior to leaving and would not go if showing any symptoms.
  9. You are welcome Gordon. Over the years you have been very generous with me on your knowledge of rivers and access points throughout Wisconsin. I'm glad I finally had the opportunity to pay it back with a gem of a section I discovered on my own while vacationing up there. Something that was relatively close to your home that offered trophy potential. Good luck on your guiding efforts. I've always enjoyed my float outings with you. You are very knowledgeable and have a lot to offer as a guide. The best advice I could give you is to try to outfit your float rig to cater to the fly fisherma
  10. I like the KVD squarebill cranks. Crawfish or shad patterns are my favorite colors. I like suspending jerkbaits over cranks early in the spring and late fall. The jerkbait bite has not been good this spring for some reason.
  11. Google Earth in combination with a Gazetteer is a great way to scout out river access. Sounds like a fun little adventure.
  12. Thank you for all who attended, donated, and volunteered. It was another successful night for the conservation of our rivers and smallmouth bass.
  13. I think the dream is your subconscious telling you to move out of the big city and take up permanent residence in the Northwoods.
  14. I go with texposed as snagging = higher costs, more pollution, and less time with your lure in the zone. That elastech plastic is pretty soft so getting the hook through and into a fish is pretty easy. That does look like a good hook system. For my money I still like the value and effectiveness of the Charlie brewer slider heads.
  15. We should probably add that 90% of it is wadeable at regular to lower than average water levels.
  16. You can always go to Wisconsin to fish where the access laws are simple. Stay within the high water line and you are legal on any stream or river. I'm not sure why our state is different and confusing.
  17. It was nice to run into you and chatting for a while Joe. I did pick up 6 more on Christmas day so the fishing is picking up as the water temps rise. Perhaps we can get out together in our kayaks sometime in 2020. It's a lot easier with 2 cars at 2 bridges versus riding a bike or paddling upstream.
  18. This event is cancelled. The decision is easy as every branch is unsafe for floating not even close to fishable. This won't be able to be rescheduled for 2 weeks at least. That's too bad because September can be a great month to fish the Kish for smallmouth
  19. I understand. We did get some heavy rain last night and more on the way tonight. All branches came up significantly except the deep south branch. I could end up rescheduling if we get pounded by rain tonight.
  20. Ok ,I will move this float outing up to Saturday. The time and meeting place stay the same. There is an outfitter if you need to rent any equipment. I have a extra stuff also.
  21. At this point no one has jumped on expressing interest in going out on Sunday. I did have someone reach out to me and said that they could do it on Saturday. Would this trip garner more interest of we moved it up to Saturday? Feel free to call me if you have any questions about this outing. Paul T 815-540-7775.
  22. Well done Bill. That sums the 2019 ISA roadtrip. Scott does deserve a big thank you for handling all of the little details that go into making this happen and making it a success. There is pretty good value there considering the cost versus the quality of the cabin and its location.
  23. Here's a few more non-fishing related pics from my wife's camera. Here is the best group pic I could find. We never did pose for one. We saw eagles pretty every day. One landed on the opposite shore and hung out there for a long time. She just happened to catch the tail end of a sturgeon jumping. I saw a bunch of sturgeon both swimming and jumping.
  24. This was only my 2nd time fishing that section of river. You definitely had to work hard for the fish. I was able to establish a slow but steady pattern focusing on the middle 1/3 of the river. I only caught fish on 2 lures, the large sized chug bug and the big TRD in green pumpkin. There was a lot of grass floating down river the 3 days I fished and other topwaters like the whopper plopper would get fouled quickly. I could cast the chug bug perpendicular to the current and fish it slow drifting the same speed of the current. This kept it pretty clean and seemed to work. The average size was r
  25. That's a lot of quality bronze. I can't wait to get up there this weekend. Leave a few without holes in their lip if you can.
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