Since January of 2016 the Wisconsin Early Inland Trout season has started on the first Saturday in January. Also since 2016 Trapper has hosted Winter Trapfest at the Westby Rod and Gun Club in Westby Wisconsin to coincide with the opener. I always try to make it to Trapfest and this year would be no different.
I contacted Robert to see if he would be fishing with me again this year since we had fished together last year and had great success. We decided to meet for breakfast in Westby Saturday morning before heading out to fish.
After finishing breakfast it wasn't long before we were on the water. This stretch was pretty icy and we didn't catch any here but we got all of our kinks worked out before we headed over to the Dream Stream.
On Sunday morning we all went and had breakfast in Westby. The Sunday morning group breakfast is one of my favorite Trapfest Traditions. Here is Seth and Dan. We talked about a lot of things most notably the absence of Mike Juran. I guess he had to head out of town for business or something. I think I almost got a little teary eyed when it was time to say goodbye to the fellas.
Shortly after finishing breakfast and I was back on the stream again. Here a spring comes out of the ground. The water is so warm that the plants stay green year round. I decided to make myself a salad with the stream lettuce.
I did end up hooking what was probably about a 14 incher in this bend but it got off and then I got snagged on my next cast and had to walk into the water to retrieve my fly. Oh well shit happens.