Exploring Wisconsin Trout Streams: The Angler's Guide

Exploring Wisconsin Trout Streams: The Angler's Guide

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Drawing on years of conservation and angling experience, Steve Born and Jeff Mayers tell you about great fishing opportunities unique to Wisconsin—1,000 miles of spring creeks, the amazing nocturnal Hex hatch, and big salmonids in the Great Lakes tributaries. They profile twenty of Wisconsin’s finest streams—from the bucolic Green River in the southwest to the historic and wild Bois Brule in the north.
            This new edition includes updates throughout, new photos, and a new chapter detailing improvements in fishing opportunities since the mid-1990s but warning of the looming threats to coldwater fisheries.
             Key Features:
            • Profiles of the state’s twenty finest trout streams and maps to find them
            • “Don’t miss” fishing opportunities
            • Sound advice for anglers—from beginner to expert
            • Tactics you can use to catch more trout
            • Conservation projects that have helped trout survive
            • A history of Wisconsin’s trout-fishing and conservation heritage
            • A guide to trout foods
            • Suggestions of helpful organizations, tourism and conservation offices, books, magazines, videos, and websites

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299300036
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 839,859
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Steve Born is professor emeritus of planning and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He previously served as chair of the national resources board of Trout Unlimited. Jeff Mayers, who assisted in the writing of Catching Big Fish on Light Fly Tackle, is president of the Madison-based news services WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com. Andy Morton has worked in natural resource management all his life and is currently a supervisor in the Water Division in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In addition to tying flies for his grandsons and traveling the world with his wife, William Sonzogni is professor emeritus in environmental chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gary A. Borger
Part 1. Before You Go Fishing
1 Wisconsin’s Trout-Fishing Heritage
2 Wisconsin’s Environmental Management Legacy
3 Getting Started
4 Insects and Crustaceans of Wisconsin Trout Streams: A Quick Survey
5 “Don’t Miss” Wisconsin Fishing Opportunities
6 Looking to the Future
Part 2. Pursuing the Trout
7 A Regional Guide to Wisconsin Trout Fishing
8 Trout Fishing in Northern Wisconsin
            Bois Brule River
            Namekagon River
            White River
            Prairie River
            Peshtigo River
            Oconto River
            Wolf River
            Pike River
            East Branch of the Eau Claire River
            Kinninkinnic River
9 Trout Fishing in Southern Wisconsin
            Tomorrow-Waupaca River
            Mecan River
            Lawrence Creek
            Black Earth Creek
            Mt. Vernon Creek
            Castle Rock Creek and the Blue River
            Big Green River
            Timber Coulee Creek
            Willow Creek
            Kickapoo River
Appendix 1. Record Fish
Appendix 2. Selected Trout-Fishing and Related Conservation Organizations
Appendix 3. Fishing the Net
Appendix 4. A Wisconsin Angler’s Directory
Selected Bibliography

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