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Starting about now the male trout in our small streams are moving upstream to prepare for the fall spawn.

The fall brings on a change in many of our trout. Their colors become more bright to impress the female trout. The older trout develop pronounced "kypes." Their lower jaw takes on a hook-like appearance.

These trout are driven by mother nature. They are typically in out-of-place runs. They leave the safety of their year round haunts. Starting now and through the end of September is the absolute best time to catch a trout of a lifetime due to the spawn urge.

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Len Harris blogs from the "Heart" of Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Len's passion is small stream trout fishing with every legal means possible. When trout season is closed he writes and takes photos. He even dabbles in a little cooking. Read more of Lenís writing on his blog at

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