"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 8:03:53, Nov 24th 2014 - FountainFarmer - Doc, Why do people like you have to turn stories that don't have ... [Read More]
- 7:13:36, Nov 21st 2014 - FountainFarmer - doc, why do people like you think that every story needs a sense ... [Read More]
- 3:50:54, Nov 21st 2014 - Frank Wright - Does the author of this article realize it is not April 1st? ... [Read More]
- 3:03:32, Nov 21st 2014 - Roberto - That IS a stereotype on Libertarians from extreme right-wingers BTW. See ... [Read More]
- 5:10:46, Nov 17th 2014 - doc - I'm surprised conservatives aren't picketing there for their war on women. ... [Read More]
- 5:09:30, Nov 17th 2014 - doc - Is it illegal to push THEIR snow into the street though? ... [Read More]
- 4:16:40, Nov 15th 2014 - Gudrun - Ralph's burial at Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled for February 12, ... [Read More]
- 4:47:53, Nov 7th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - Hey winters coming, why don't you take your concerns to that of the ... [Read More]
- 6:43:44, Nov 6th 2014 - winters coming - Tell Fillmore central in harmony that it is against the law to push t ... [Read More]
- 11:34:53, Nov 3rd 2014 - Tom Kaase - First of all, thank you again to Editor Jason Sethre for allowing people ... [Read More]
Fri, Apr 22nd, 2005
Posted in Commentary
Posted in Commentary
The new fishing regulations are not the only thing trout anglers have to worry about this spring. For the first time in my memory some of the streams are dangerous. The summer of 2004 saw three or four rain storms that climatologists would class as “once in a hundred years”, or at most “once in a decade”. Then in March the area received a very heavy snow fall, as much as 30 inches is some places. Unfortunately, the weather turned unseasonably warm. The snow melt was accompanied by a heavy rain.
All this water rushing down our rolling country side has deposited a huge amount of very fine mud into our streams and rivers. Last week I was fishing with my younger brother Jim. We were about a half a mile apart so I decided to see how he was doing. As I walked up the bank I heard him call. He was standing in the water not more than ten feet from shore. Although the water looked only a few inches deep, it was up above his knees. The water was only a few inches deep, but his legs were thigh deep in mud. I got a branch and handed him an end and tried to pull him out. Neither one of us were strong enough for this to work. Fortunately our truck was not too far away and I drove to our home and got Nathan Osmonson to help. With their combined strength, Nate was able to get my brother to shore. It was a warm sunny day so after we hosed layers of mud off Jim and he downed some Gatorade he stopped shaking. He vowed that from now on he would always fish with a friend or make sure he had his cell phone with him. Our tragedy was avoided but in many ways the real tragedy is the mud he was stuck in was the best top soil in Fillmore County. As more and more of our farm land goes to row crops, more and more of our soil ends up in the rivers. Duke Hust, who lives in rural Lanesboro, was past chairman of the state council of Trout Unlimited.