|Soluble limestone bedrock in Bad Axe creek creates a perfect habitat for trout in spring fed creeks.|
I knelt in the tall grasses along the banks and crawled up to get a shot at these browns with a 12 foot leader ending in 6x. I was rigged with a size 18 parachute adams, dropped down to a Lafontaine style size 20 caddis emerger, followed by a size 22 Pat Dorsey style foam backed chocolate emerger.
|Timber Coulee Creek was one of the first of the Driftless Area streams with habitat restoration. Most of the work was to correct grazing problem along the creek banks.|
|Timber Coulee Creek|
|Browns here seem to have red fringes on their fins like brook trout.|
|Another happy release.|
There are those who believe that all trout fishing destinations should remain undisclosed. But since my followers number in the teens, the chances of a run on these banks is zero to none. Unbelievably this spot can be scouted with Google Street View. Stand on the bridge and spot the trout and it's shadow in the water.