2009-04-28 Houston County, Minnesota.
Conditions: Sunny, 65 degrees, light breeze. I accessed the creek at a bridge on a gravel road that shoots east off the highway. My intensions were to scout the creek downstream to the confluence with the river. This hike is about three quarters of a mile.
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Fishing in Winona County is a multi-speices angler's paradise. We have the Mississippi River acting as our eastern border and hills full of spring creeks to the west. This last week found me targeting Gar on the Mississippi with hookless lures.
Angler groups are a diverse population. Their diversity can be identified on a complex continuum that spans multiple dimensions in accordance with environmental, legal, and social experiences associated with catch and non-catch related aspects of a fishing activity.
Anglers seeking sturgeon will need a medium-heavy or heavy-rod of about seven feet in length. 20-pound test is the recommended minimum for these fish as upon being hooked, they will typically jump and fight well. One to three ounces of weight are recommended. It is important to have your bait on the bottom. Gobs of crawlers, shad, and fatheads all make fine bait.
An angler can catch and release trout with an artificial lure with a barbless hook. All of the designated trout streams are open during this special season. An angler can choose to fish their honey hole or to seek sight-fishing opportunities at places that hold late season Rainbows that average nine to 14 inches.
November allows birders the opportunity to spot at least 150 different species of migrating birds during the annual winter migration through the Upper Mississippi River Refuge on the Mississippi flyway. The largest population of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 will soon be gathering near Wabasha as well as droves of Tundra Swans, on their way to Chesapeake Bay, and White Pelicans on their way south.
I began to reel in the slack and found that the fish was still there and was running at the boat. I pulled the line smoothly tight and the fight was on. We had two people with four rods in one boat. My fishing partner started to act on our "fish on" plan that we had set on our way to the river. His chore was to bring in three lines and two anchors.