Pretty interesting article about the great debate. I don't care what you do..............Spin, Fly, Bait, Catch and Release or keep. I personally keep a couple trout a year for a dinner right after fishing with some potatoes and asparagus, but maybe only 6-9 per year.
He makes a very interesting point early in the article.
"But there's something you ought to know. I am not a trout angler. In fact, I've harbored an irrational dislike of trout for most of my life. It's really not the trout's fault: I avoid them because I don't like trout anglers. Or at least most I've yet met."
I have heard the same thing before when I tell people that I am a avid trout fisherman. They always look at you like you live in a gated community and drive a Bentley. Hopefully we as a group of fisherman can start to change this mold. I always talk to people I will see on the stream to keep the streams code of ethics going and a strong respect between fisherman. Offer people a beer or brat after a long days fishing and walking in the Driftless Area. I always make it a point to introduce myself to people with a out of state license plate and offer them something to eat or drink and see if they need any other area information. Bottom line is Wisconsin is famous for friendliness.................Remember that.