Because of the amount of rainfall and heavy flooding, most folks had the last week of Minnesota’s trout season written off. But fall floods fade fast, and nature seems to have a purpose for its actions. Though the power of high water raised havoc with the land, it seems to have had a cleansing effect on the main part of the rivers and streams. Where once was a mire of moss and silt, is now a clean rock and gravel bottom.
Four days after the rains had stopped, farmers were out in the fields, and I was wading the upper end of the Root and its’ surrounding streams, enjoying the autumn scenery, the company of wife and friends and the very last of the 2010 season.
Minnesota 2010 trout season is over, 85 days until 2011’s season begins, until than, PIKE?
Until we wade again, Keep it low, slow, and with the flow, and don’t go without your Bow!