Driftless area stream a cool haven on a hot day

A hot summer day might not be the best time for action on a trout stream, but who doesn't love slipping into a cool creek or river to escape the summer swelter?

Paul Smith, the outdoors reporter at the Milwaukie Journal-Sentinal, recently enjoyed a great day on Wisconsin's Bad Axe River, which is also known as Duck Egg Creek. (Note: could the names Bad Axe River and Duck Egg Creek be any more different?)

Smith was with a seasoned "guide," John "Duke" Welter, the outreach coordinator for Trout Unlimited's Driftless Area Restoration Effort.

Even in the heat the pair caught plenty of fish, which says a lot about the amazing fishing available in the Driftless Area, which continues to benefit from restoration efforts spearheaded by TU and its legions of grassroots volunteers.

Click HERE to read Smith's great column about the outing.

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