I was fishing the Driftless Area near Viroqua Wisconsin last week. It was a weekday and there were few people about, which is how I like it,  quiet and peaceful.

If you are not familiar with the area, there are more than 200 miles in over 60 streams and coulees available to the public. Much of it is private land where the owner and the DNR have set up easements for access.

When I heard a group approaching  from up the hill, I was a bit irritated at being horned in on. They weren’t rude, just insistent that they have this section of the stream. After consideration, I decided to try another area, after all, this was their home waters.