Trout fisherman who live in Vernon County are spoiled! What a beautiful place, filled with spring creeks and an abundance of 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)
And now, for the fish of the day…
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.