Northern Wisconsin is the mecca for the hard fighting smallmouth that call the rivers their home. Come float the tannin rivers with fly rod in hand for these brawlers that eagerly eat a fly.
If you have ever spent time in Northeast Iowa, you know how beautiful it is up here. The region has plenty of cold water streams and rivers that support a healthy trout population.
Decorah, IA is the hub of trout fishing in the area with several great streams with in a short drive. These are the streams I focus my time on, but there are also great streams as far South as hwy 20 and as far west as Backbone State Park.