Vernon County in late September   3 comments

Trout fisherman who live in Vernon County are spoiled! What a beautiful place, filled with spring creeks and an abundance of trout. 

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

As a sort of “last hurrah” Stephen Rose and I went up to Vernon County for a day of fishing and exploring. We hit the road at 4:30 and arrived at Coon Creek at 6:30, about 20 minutes before the sunrise. The valley was foggy and frosty with temps around 38°F. The water was 51°F (indeed it felt warm compared to the air temp) with just the right amount of turbidity.

Coon Creek comes highly recommended in Jay Ford Thurston’s book “Spring Creek Treasure”. If you haven’t read this book yet, you should.

Using #9 gold and silver Panther Martin spinners we caught about 20 fish in two hours. It was one of those fishing mornings when it was a surprise not to feel a bite after each cast. You’ve got to love that! Here’s a lineup of some of the fish we caught. (Click on any image to make it larger)

Stephen Rose with a Brown from Coon Creek

Stephen Rose with a Brown from Coon Creek

Brown Trout, Red Barn at Coon Creek

Brown Trout, Red Barn at Coon Creek

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Elderberry, Coon Creek, Wisconsin

Elderberry, Coon Creek, Wisconsin

Early Morning on Coon Creek, Wisconsin

Early Morning on Coon Creek, Wisconsin

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

And now, for the fish of the day…

Coon Creek 17" Brown Trout

Coon Creek 17" Brown Trout

17" Coon Creek Brown Trout

17" Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Tom Anderson-Brown Trout Fishing Coon Creek, Vernon County, Wisconsin

Tom Anderson-Brown Trout Fishing Coon Creek, Vernon County, Wisconsin

Tom Anderson-Brown Trout Fishing Coon Creek, Vernon County, Wisconsin

Tom Anderson-Brown Trout Fishing Coon Creek, Vernon County, Wisconsin

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Coon Creek Brown Trout

Beautiful Coon Creek in Vernon County, Wisconsin

Beautiful Coon Creek in Vernon County, Wisconsin

We took a break for lunch and then decided to try out Timber Coulee Creek to the east. Check in soon for stories about the rest of our excellent day in Vernon County.

Posted September 28, 2010 by troutseeker in Coon Creek

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3 responses to “Vernon County in late September

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  1. Just came across your blog this evening and spent some time reading several posts. I have never been to your area, but, am very impressed with your blog posts and your photos. I love spinner fishing also. So always interested in finding new blog buddies to talk trout fishing with.

    I would also like to invite you over to my blog when you get a few minutes. I am now following your blog and will be back often.

  2. Mel,
    Nice to “meet” you! Thanks for checking out our blog. I’ve put your blog into my links section. Looks like some good fishing out in Idaho. The closest I’ve come is fishing the Gros Ventre Mountains near Jackson Hole, where I caught a few Cutthroats on Humpey fly patterns. Beautiful country out there!
    Tom

  3. That was awesome. Thanks for those great photos. I enjoyed it

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