Trout fishing is a family tradition

I can’t say for sure what the first year was that I fished the Wisconsin Trout Opener, very early 70s though.  Grandpa took me every year, and for the most part I haven’t missed an opening weekend since.  Grandpa has been gone for a while, but I do my best to keep the tradition going. At this time I  should say that if you are against fishing for trout with worms, or keeping some trout to eat on occasion, please read no farther.  I catch and release hundreds of trout a year on flies, that’s not what this day is about. I would really like to be out on the actual opening day [Saturday], but with two little girls there’s always gymnastics and birthday parties and such, so we made it out on Sunday.  The oldest one, Savannah, is a veteran trout angler by now, this is her 4th year of trouting.  This was the first year for Skylar, and the first year for Dad taking two kids to a trout stream.  A year or two ago, Savannah suffered some low to moderate emotional scarring after having to do a number 2 in the woods near a stream–tales of this episode had made it to Skylar, and she had a certain amount of concern over this possibility.  Just to be safe, we took our time getting  going on Sunday morning, allowing time for...

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