For the first time ever the trout streams of Western Wisconsin were open to catch a release for the entire winter. Aside from a few diehards, most of us stayed home, tied flys, and watched football. After all, March is still the spiritual opener. As is the norm in March, there was none. I was sweating it out at 70 degrees one week and fishing through a winter storm warning the next. I ran into good midge hatches on the Kinni and great BWO hatches on the Rush. Despite rumors to the contrary, there are large fish around.