It's been a while since i've fished this river and what i've noticed is the extreme amount of garbage and the complete disregard people are showing for aquatic life by creating a virtual highway through the river to Porter's Hole. They've even resorted to partially destroying the signs placed on the telephone poles by DNR stating that it's illegal to drive in the river....
I headed down this morning for a few hours with smallmouth bass and pickerel being top of the agenda (please note the live 'round' in the chamber: olive wooly bugger)
I started at the Island pool and worked my way down to Porter's Hole, tripping on garbage all the way.
There's a ton of illegal river crossing going on, right in the middle of prime spawning ground. In fact there are a number of lamprey redds right where the crossing is going on. People really are worse than invasive species....
There were hundreds of fry in the tire ruts #depressing ... people are so ignorant .. and I hate most of them.. I just scheduled a garbage pick up with my son and daughter for Wednesday evening. Stay tuned for updates.