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When the trout season comes to an end and smallmouthin' gets a little too cold, where do you find yourself?

I'm curious where everyone goes come late late fall into winter? Some hunt yes, but the true diehard fisherman are always on the prowel, so to speak. Do you go to "The River", or a river near you? DO you take a break before ice fishing sets in?

Just wondering what everyone's "transition" involves.

I'm excited about what the hard water season will bring, but I just can't let go of the open water season yet. If you like ice fishing, get in on one of the Ice Leader Tourneys. Let's have a strong showing from the South. Heck maybe we could arrange everyone getting together at one of the events?

Keep the rods bendin'!!!

Jim W

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I find that I fish so hard trying to get every last day in before the trout season closes that it's a nice break to concentrate on hunting, and a little ice fishing later (if some cocktails are involved...).

I love to fish southeast Minnesota, but I am also just as interested in getting away from it and getting into the woods as well.

In December, fly tying gets pretty serious for me (a thousand flies typically), perhaps a few fly fishing outings in the winter, but by March I'm bouncing off the walls chomping at the bit for the April 1 C. and R. opener.

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I forgot to mention earlier that I have updated my photo gallery pages on my web site. I won't list it for fear of gettig in trouble with big brother, but click on my name and you can find it.

It's updated with photos from the 2001 fly fishing season.

Enjoy.

P.S. JW - Back to our discussion of "the off season" - I got lucky and nabbed an dandy 8 pointer on Halloween night.....when does smallmouth fishing close? I need something to do.

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Nice buck!
The smallmouth season continues to the end of the regular fishing season. However, for those of you who don't know it's catch and release!
Let me know how you do!
Jim W

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