White Pine Hollow

When I was in college, Professor Holstein used to talk reverently about “places [in the Bible] that don’t appear on any map.”  These were fantastic, beautiful, amazing places that were perhaps too special to be real. I think White Pine Hollow might be one of those places. You can find ample information online about the algific…

Ram Hollow

Ram Hollow (aka the Little Turkey River) is one of my go-to streams.  It is located just outside the small town of Colesburg (check out JR Willie’s and order the “Willie Whopper” if you need a good lunch).  This stream has a great mix of stocked fish and holdover trout.  For quantity and size, it’s…

Mossey Glen

Trip Report:   July 4, 2012 Mossey Glen is northwest of Edgewood at the end of Eagle Road. After about 2 miles of gravel, you come to a farm on the right, and a Level B Minimum Maintenance sign. The road continues on as dirt through the farmer’s cornfield. I was able to go 1/4-1/2…

Seed Savers

Trip Report #1:  I stopped in to Seed Savers not to trout fish, but to check out their collection of seeds and heirloom plants.  I have been buying their seeds for years in Iowa City stores.  Being in Decorah for Nordic Fest, it seemed like a great side trip.  I was very impressed by the…

South Pine Creek

South Pine Creek is a mythical location for many Iowa trout fishermen.  I first became aware of the stream in the Hughes book, where he refuses to even map the stream because he does not want anglers to ruin it.  The wonderful book Oneota Flow contains an entire chapter on the history of the stream…