Updates from February 3, 2004
A large spring's short outlet enters the river here and keeps it open during even the deepest cold spells.
This is my favorite picture of this school of brookies. Notice there are a few other fish mixed in, minnow family mostly. Near the bottom right there's a really big brookie. These trout were densely schooled up near a major spring source during the dead of winter.
There are lots of brook trout here mixed in with a yellow perch at the bottom.
Here's the stream bottom of a newly renovated artificial channel created by the Wisconsin DNR to restore the natural flow of a small stream that had previously been diverted through a series of shallow, water-warming old private hatchery ponds.
This picture has a lot of common shiners in the mix with the school of small brook trout.
Even in the winter there's some green weed growth at the bottom of a healthy trout stream.
Light beams filter through a wavy surface.
Here the trout are faded in the distance after rushing past me.
This before-and-after-image-enhancement picture helps appreciate the trout's camouflage.
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