Stein Vatten is located at the junctions of Monroe, Vernon and LaCrosse counties in west central Wisconsin. The cottage is situated 300 feet from the banks of Rullands Creek with easy and direct access to public fishing.
Rullands Creek flows into Timber Coulee Creek 1/4 mile downstream and Bohemian Valley Creek enters Timber 4 miles further downstream. These streams are spring fed limestone creeks which meander through cow pastures and wooded areas. Because they run narrow and swiftly and being fed by spring waters they do not experience the warm water temperatures that plague larger streams. Over the years the Wisconsin DNR and local sports clubs have done extensive habitat restoration to these streams. They continue to maintain them for the health and longevity of the fish population.
The area provides hundreds of miles of streams where there is an abundance of brook, brown and rainbow trout. Many of the streams rely on stocking programs to maintain the fish population but there is an increasing number of streams which sustain a wild trout population. Rullands, Timber and Bohemian are among those which do not rely on stocking. Natural reproduction is so good that trout from these streams are taken out and planted in other streams.
On Line Information
Available at dnr.wi.gov and at authorized licensing agents.
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