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    Len Harris visits bridges In Richland County

    I was hopping around on Saturday, visiting bridges to talk to other anglers.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris examines the difference between walleyes and sauger

    These two warm water fish are in the same species but are very much different. The walleye grows much larger than the sauger. The walleye has a white patch on the bottom of its tail. The sauger can look a lot like a walleye but they have no white patch on the tail.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris prepares his pike and walleye box

    I got rid of all the garbage and line this week.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger's tip to trout angling friend pays off

    I was contacted by a member of the Driftless Trout Anglers Forum a few weeks ago. He asked me for a tip on where he could fish. He had no free time until last weekend. I sent him my home number and told him to call me if he was in the area.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Blogger previews gathering of trout anglers in Westby

    If you trout fish, don't miss the 'gathering' at the campgrounds in Westby next month.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger points to bike as remedy for long walk back after fishing

    Have you ever faced a long walk back to your car while fishing?

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris is still riding the pines

    My knee is still not up to trout fishing.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris has his patience tested

    Two years ago Scott LaRochelle were fishing an upper stretch of one of my favorite streams.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger fears he won't return to fishing any time soon

    I was seriously hoping this surgery on my back would relieve some of my back pain. My back pain has gotten worse since my surgery.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
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    Blogger Len Harris points Illinois angler towards big trout

    Luke came up from the Chicago area on Saturday and fished some Crawford County streams.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris plays the photographed, rather than photographer

    Through the years many of my fishing partners have taken photos of me while on stream.

    • Mar. 13, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris is less than one week away from his trout opener

    I was fitted with a knee brace on Friday.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris recaps friend's trout opener

    Dan Braun of Baraboo hit the streams on Saturday's opening morning with the winds howling and the temps around zero.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Why does blogger Len Harris love trout fishing so much?

    Some folks ask me why I love trout fishing so much. This photo answers that question.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
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    Extending the season sounds good until you realize the majority of anglers will not be able to fish. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reviews Wisconsin's new proposed trout regulations

    A live chat with Wisconsin DNR experts about the upcoming proposed rule changes for trout fishing was held on February 18.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reflects on Paradise Creek

    At first glance you suspect this waterway could hold big browns and you get the chills thinking about them and you are dreaming of your drag screaming and line snapping.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reflects on Paradise Creek

    I can't remember the first time I fished Paradise Creek. It had to have been nearly 50 years ago with my father. I remember the stream well because it was where I caught my very first brook trout.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris shares tips for great trout photos

    I have found it to be one of the hardest things to do. There are many tricks to making trout look bigger.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris shares a real head scratcher of a stream

    Here's another head scratcher.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris asks you to guess again

    Yesterday I challenged you to guess the size of a trout. The guesses have been three or four inches short every time.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris asks you to 'guess the size'

    Andy with a colorful Richland County brown?

    • Feb. 18, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris finds nary a bite at promising trout hole

    I have fished the hole above ten times over the last three years.

    • Feb. 15, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris thinks new trout regulations may open Pandora's box

    Here are a few things on the agenda for the spring hearing:

    • Feb. 11, 2014
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    Blogger Len Harris previews Trapfest 2014

    Come join the trout anglers of the Driftless Area in merriment and fishing at Trapfest 2014 on May 16 to 18 in Avalanche.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    The best fly angler blogger Len Harris has ever seen

    The best fly angler I have ever fished with is hands down bar none John Armstrong. He used to live in Madison and now lives in a suburb of Atlanta. We used to fish three times a week when he worked locally. We fish once or twice a year these days.

    • Feb. 6, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris asks 'Net or no net?'

    My buddy Matt is picture battling a big trout a few openers ago. I told him where to go and he hooked up on a big one. Luckily he had a friend along to wade in to his neck to land the big trout for him.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris surprised by 'Gravy Train' spot

    My buddy and I waded up to this hole. Our expectations were great. It had big trout and lots of them written all over it. Frank picked up one smallish brown on the left as he put himself in place to fish the "Gravy Train."

    • Feb. 4, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris decides these trout aren't the same, after all

    The one on the left was caught in 2011 and was 24 inches long.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris's 'My Book Of Life' to be featured in magazine

    Visit http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/ to subscribe to Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. My story titled 'My Book of Life' will appear in the February edition.

    • Jan. 31, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger's soul smiles while fishing

    I hear often that I don't smile in photos.

    • Jan. 27, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reveals the best fly angler he has ever fished with

    John Armstrong is from Atlanta, Georgia.

    • Jan. 23, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris recalls a special trout season opener

    Years fly by these days, but I know this was an opener the spring after I discovered this hole. I arrived a little too early this day and had to wait 2 hours to fish it before the shell ice came of of it.

    • Jan. 21, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris details his pursuit of the 'tube hole'

    The photo was taken opening morning in 1996, I'd guess.

    • Jan. 21, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris yearning to return to streams

    I will get my date for complete knee replacement next Tuesday. I'm guessing it will be scheduled for the middle of March.

    • Jan. 21, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris fears he may ride the bench for trout opener

    Wisconsin has a catch and release only season that opens the first Saturday in March each year. I typically don't miss the opener, but this year will be different.

    • Jan. 20, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris laments the future of brook trout in southeast Wisconsin

    The next couple of years will be telling on the brook trout population. I predict a severe drop in the brook trout population in southwestern Wisconsin in the next three years. Gill lice will be the culprit and not browns pushing them out.

    • Jan. 17, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris likes big browns (and he cannot lie)

    Bad knee and bad back and I am still dreaming about the opener on March 1.

    • Jan. 16, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris recalls a recorded run-in with tiger trout

    Larry Ladowski caught a tiger on air while fishing with Len Harris. This was the first and only on air catch of a tiger trout in Wisconsin that I know of.

    • Jan. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reflects on 'Ridiculousness'

    Here I sit at my kitchen table. I am recuperating from back surgery. I had L4/L5 fused together. The surgery was required due to my back wearing out. It wasnít from some childhood injury or a car accident. It easily could have been from a myriad of bad choices or simply not thinking as a kid and young adult.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris enjoys a mild winter day, for a bit

    I went to Gays Mills today to try for pike below the dam there.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
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    Don't judge a book by its cover. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris decides trout can live in ugly places, after all

    My memory works too well some of the time. I am the person in the photo above. I believe it was my wife taking the photo. The photographer is the only thing I don't remember vividly. My old catch phrase was not working this day. Back when I did presentations at schools, I use to call the power point 'Trout Donít Live In Ugly Places.' This day the opposite was the norm. The banks were terribly eroded and cows had pulverized the banks. My expectations were low this day.

    • Jan. 10, 2014
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris spots tree held by winter's grasp

    This mighty oak stands dormant awaiting the spring to restore it to its summer splendor.

    • Dec. 27, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris wishes a merry Christmas to real heroes

    My real heroes are not football stars or the president or some smart guy that invented some computer gadget and will make millions.

    • Dec. 23, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Len Harris makes a change to his blog

    Len Harris has changed the name of his personal blog from 'The Stream Of Time' ...

    • Dec. 23, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reflects on the 'Christmas spirit'

    Christmas spirit means many things to the masses throughout the world. It doesnít need to have snow involved or a guy in a red suit.

    • Dec. 20, 2013
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    Photo: Blogger Len Harris thinks life is all about change

    Your journey through life defines you.

    • Dec. 16, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris returns to his 'Brigadoon Creek'

    In an earlier blog post, Len Harris detailed a meeting between himself and a pair of elderly trout anglers several years ago. Harris overheard a conversation between the two gentlemen that involved what sounded like a trout fishing heaven and he's been searching for it ever since.

    • Dec. 3, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris challenges you to read this water

    It's my first time on this waterway.

    • Nov. 29, 2013
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    Rodney Johnson parked his truck out in the pasture behind the family farm opening day. Right after first light on Saturday, November 23, 2013, Rod harvested this massive buck. Photo by Linda Johnson

    Blogger Len Harris examines the heart of a deer hunter

    Rodney Johnson and I have have been good friends since I was 14 years old. His family took me deer hunting many times when I was young. The whole Johnson clan is a very warmhearted and generous bunch.

    • Nov. 25, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris believes that once you are a deer hunter, you're always a deer hunter

    I quit hunting after the 2001 season. My back makes it impossible to carry a heavy rifle any distance. And my family doesn't eat venison.

    • Nov. 22, 2013
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    Jim Gainor of Richland Center with a fall 2013 buck. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reports that the mailman delivered

    About 40 years ago a new family moved into the area. The family included six kids. The father managed an orchard in rural Gays Mills.

    • Nov. 22, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris shares a photo for your trout fix

    If you are like me, you are going stir crazy with this five month long closed season for small stream trout.

    • Nov. 21, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris knows what species this fish is, but do you? Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris asks 'What species is this?'

    Blogger Len Harris knows what species this fish is, but do you?

    • Nov. 21, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris wonders if brooder rainbows are good for Wisconsin's small streams

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

    • Nov. 18, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris wonders 'What have you done?'

    What have you done to assure that there is a next generation of anglers?

    • Nov. 14, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris shares photos of Wisconsin's Driftless Area royalty

    Trout Season is closed for 5 months?

    • Nov. 14, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris asks 'Why the double standard?'

    A recent Field And Stream article got my attention:

    • Nov. 11, 2013
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    Blogger salutes our nation's veterans

    I was active Army.

    • Nov. 11, 2013
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    This monstrous small stream male brown was fooled by a Whitlock Mouse in Crawford County. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    There are only 111 days until the small stream trout opener

    This monstrous small stream male brown was fooled by a Whitlock Mouse in Crawford County.

    • Nov. 11, 2013
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    A willow holds its leaves in November 2013. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris thinks 'Goldie Locks' tree will be bare, soon

    This Curly Willow is hanging on to her golden mane tightly. She will lose it soon with all the cold weather and wind in the forecast.

    • Nov. 7, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris shares the tale of a nine-year-old trout meister

    It was September of 2010. I was driving home from a trout outing and saw him. He was hopping over a barbed wire fence out in the middle of nowhere. The area he came out of was buck brush central. It was so tight in there I bet he had to walk backwards in some places to get through.

    • Nov. 5, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris points out a stretch that delivers quality trout

    This is one of my favorite stretches. The undercuts and the oxbows are perfect habitat for huge browns. This is NOT a quantity stretch. It is not designated as trout water.

    • Nov. 2, 2013
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    This monster buck posed for a trail cam in Crawford County. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris wants to see your whitetail photos

    Blogger Len Harris is collecting photos of whitetail deer harvested in 2013.

    • Oct. 29, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reports that pheasant hunting is hot in Bell Center

    Patrick Schendal and his cousin Joe Chadwick were enjoying the nice weather near Bell Center. They were hunting with Frank Bartel and his black lab Marley.

    • Oct. 28, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris recounts an up-close experience with a wolf

    It was a late May 2012 in Southwestern Wisconsin. It was unusually warm for May. There was an odd wind coming out of the Northwest. Typically winds from the Northwest this time of the year were cold. The temperature raised about 10 degrees warmer than the day before. The warm up intrigued me. I thought the trout may turn on because of it. I hurried home to get my gear and get out fishing.

    • Oct. 28, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris shares his secret gumbo ingredients

    Len Harris likes to add the ingredients shown in the photo above to his crock pot.

    • Oct. 24, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris offers solution to fishing mystery

    Blogger Len Harris shares the solution to a trout fishing mystery that he posed to Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com's readers earlier this week.

    • Oct. 18, 2013
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    A puffball. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris offers tips for cooking puffballs

    Puffballs are easy to identify for the beginning mushroom hunter because there are no poisonous species.

    • Oct. 17, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris reports that fall colors are almost past peak in southern Wisconsin

    The colors in Crawford and Richland Counties were amazing today. I don't believe they will last past this weekend with thew cold and rain.

    • Oct. 17, 2013
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    Blogger Len Harris asks for help with a trout fishing mystery

    Try to figure out why I struck out for the opener of the 2012 trout season.

    • Oct. 16, 2013
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    From just a touch of grey to just grey. Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris reflects on what 25 years can do

    From just a touch of grey to just grey.

    • Oct. 15, 2013
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     Len Harris/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Len Harris fishes for walleye for a change

    Last Wednesday there was a photo of a nice walleye in my hometown newspaper. The editor decided to include me in the caption of some other guy's big fish glory photo. It read: 'The One Len Didn't Catch.'

    • Oct. 14, 2013

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