For the last few years Paradise Springs has kinda saved me from insanity during the long cold midwest winters. If winter temperatures are mild enough (around 20-30 degres fahrenheit) there are many places around the great lakes to chase steelhead and lake-run trout. If winters are like this one options dwindle down to mostly ice fishing. Paradise Springs is a spring fed pond in the Kettle Moraine State Forest that does not freeze even in the coldest winters, providing anglers with a chance to catch wild and stocked trout in open water after the first of Janurary. The first chance I got where temps were above freezing Andrew and I headed up for a trout fix. I got there and within 45 min put about 6 or 7 trout in the net. First a beautiful brookie, than a rainbow, than a brown. First three fish and hit the slam. Then I continued to catch a few more browns and all of the sudden like someone hit a switch the whole pond shut off. Not another bite for the day. I left satisfied and am already dreaming about spring steelhead and the early trout season.