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Blogger Len Harris examines the pros and cons of released brood rainbows in Wisconsin's small streams.


They don't naturally reproduce in Wisconsin streams

They are like homing pigeons and leave the area in the same season

They taste like an old boot.

They are not very smart.

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They fight like crazy

Inept anglers can even catch them

What do you think?

Should the WDNR keep stocking them?

Can the money from the stocking of bows be used elsewhere?

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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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