September 2 Fishing Report

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Mostly Cloudy
40% chance rain
High 85
Wind S 6-9 mph
 
  A rain storm to get the humidity out of the air would be nice!  Despite the hot summer weather, things are still going well.  Water temps are decent thanks to the rains last week, but a few more warm days and we will have to start using the thermometers again.  
Creeks are clear and flowing well.
  Tricos in the mornings, then terrestrials throughout the day.  Subsurface fishing has been good on scuds, midge larvae, and pheasant tail type nymphs.
Mouse fishing has also been solid in the evenings.
  Looks like fishing early and late will be key the rest of the week.  Take a break in the mid day warmth as fishing will be pretty slow when the sun is on the water.

September 1 Fishing Report

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September has arrived.  This is the last month of trout season in Wisconsin, get out there and fish!
Mostly Sunny, Humid
High 87
Wind S 5-8 mph.
 
  Hot and humid today, it will be steamy out there!  The trico spinner fall will be brief with the fog and high humidity today, and the terrestrial bite will be off until the afternoon when things have dried out a bit.  Look for fish to be sporadically rising to midges on the surface.
  We have seen some very solid any 'spinner falls' the past few days, but with the high humidity today they may be off.
  The better fishing throughout the day will be on tiny bead head nymphs and midge larvae.  Creeks are clear and still flowing cool after rains a few days ago.
  In the evening, look for fish to eat terrestrials, midges, and a handful of smaller, generic dry flies.

August 31 Fishing Report

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Mostly Sunny
High 82
Wind 5-10 from the South
 
  Outside of the normal tricks and terrestrials, focus on ants today and tomorrow.  There have been quite a few flying ants around in cinnamon about a size 16-18.  When these flying ants appear, the fish can go nuts for them!
Creeks are clear and flowing at good temperatures.

August 29th Fishing Report

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Clouds early, then clearing
High 74
Wind NE 6mph.
 
The rain yesterday fell slow (approx 1.5 inches) and steady meaning most creeks are not murky at all!  Expect clear to stained conditions area wide.
  Fishing will be great while the clouds are in on scuds, leeches, and pink squirrels.  As the clouds go away, look for fish to eat attractor and terrestrial patterns on the surface and thinner bodied bead heads (pheasant tail and midge larva type).  
  Water temperatures will be excellent for August after cool nights and a good rain yesterday!

April 28th Fishing Report

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UPDATE 10:15 a.m.  There have been only gentle scattered showers so far, and the weather forecast was downgraded to less accumulated rain. 
 
Cool with a good chance of showers all day long today.
High 65
Wind SE 6-9 MPH
 
  The rain forecast changed from heavy rain to showers today which lessens the chance of things blowing out quickly.  A good soaking rain will re-fill the springs this August and set the creeks up to continue to flow cool even with a warmer weather pattern coming in next week.
  For today, look for olives to hatch when the rain is not too heavy as the temperatures will remain mild all day long, and the weather is perfect for an olive hatch!
  Terrestrials will be slower today with the drizzle and humid weather.  The real action will be subsurface as scuds and leeches will be moving around quite a bit today.
  Keep an eye on the reports here for rain updates heading into the weekend.

August 27 Fishing Report

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Mostly Sunny
High Near 76
Calm Wind Becoming S 5-8 mph
 Water Clear with temps in the high 50s to mid 60s.
  The unsettled weather patterns continue, and it has had an odd effect on the fish the past couple of days.  Find the coolest and shadiest water and you will find fish.
  Tricos have been later in the morning as the fog and cool nights have kept the spinners off the water at dawn.  Terrestrials are still the ticket on the surface, hoppers ants and crickets.
  Subsurface fishing has been solid on micro mayflies, and other small tungsten bead head bugs that are thin bodied.
When the sun comes off the water at night fishing has been a lot of fun using mouse patterns on some of the deeper and slower pools.

August 26 Report

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Fish are having major lockjaw.  It has been a weird day.  Water temperatures are great for August, and the fish are there, but they are just not at all happy right now.  Only a few fish here and there have been caught.
  Sunny with a high near 73
Light wind from the NW at 6 MPH

August 25th Fishing Report

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Party Sunny
High 68
Wind NW 9-13
 
The crazy winds have died down and the cooler weather pattern has settled in the area.
Tricos first thing in the morning, then terrestrials with a dropper throughout the day.  Fish are liking crickets and ants especially well lately.  There are fish rising in the evenings to a mix of bugs.  It seems smaller (18-22) flush riding midge dries or caddis are the key.
Subsurface fishing has been good on scuds, and midge larvae.
The streamer fishing has come back with cooler temperatures, and mousing is solid in the evening.

August 22 Fishing Report

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Sunny
High 82
Breezy South Wind 8-18 gusting to 25
 
Despite the wind today, fishing will be hot.  After things normalized after the rains, we are back to our summer routine.  Tricos in the morning, crickets, beetles, hoppers and ants throughout the day, then rising fish (eating midges) in the evening when sun is off the water.  For rising fish, emergers have been excellent.
  Subsurface fishing is best with smaller, thin bodied bead heads.  Midge larvae and micro nymphs.
Mice, streamers and leeches are catching some nice fish at night too.
  Waters are a bit low and running clear with temps in the high 50s to mid 60s.  It is still a good idea to use your thermometer as anything over 65 will be poor fishing and can be harmful to fish.

August 21 Fishing Report

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Mostly Sunny
High 78
SW Wind 7-14
  Things have been hopping in the Driftless!  Another light rain last night will do nothing to the clarity of the creeks, but it did inject a bit more cold water into the system.  This weather is perfect for late August (excepting the wind...)
  Tricos in the mornings, followed by solid terrestrial fishing, especially on smaller terrestrials such as ants and beetles.  In the evening the parachute adams hatch is on!  A simple adams or caddis pattern can get most fish to eat on the surface.  A midge dry will take care of the fussy fish.
  Subsurface fishing has been excellent on leeches and scuds lately after the rains.  It is slowly turning back to midge larvae and small pheasant tail type bugs, but for the weekend, squirrels and hare's ear type nymphs should work just fine.
  Waters are still a touch low, and clear to stained area wide with water temps in the mid 50s to 60s.

August 20 Fishing Report

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Drizzle in the AM, then clearing
High near 69
Wind W 10-15
 
We're still seeing scattered showers and drizzle area wide.  It has not been enough to muddy things up significantly, but expect a stain area wide again today.  This cold rain and weather has really set up the next few days to be outstanding for August fishing!
  Tricos have been on hold with the cooler and wet weather. There have been some very solid olive hatches with this weather!  Hoppers and attractor patterns on the surface are great right now too.
 The action  subsurface has been great while the rain is in the area.  Scuds, leeches, pink squirrels, and hare's ear nymphs are hot right now on the cloudier water, while midge larvae, scuds, and pheasant tails are solid on the clear water.

August 19th Fishing Report

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Cloudy with a chance of rain
High 65
Wind from SW 13-16 gusting up to 25
 
We've had an inch or two of rain area wide.  Creeks will be stained to cloudy today and will clear pretty quickly barring any more heavy rain today.  This was a much needed summer flush and, coupled with cool weather, has dropped water temperatures down to really good levels for August!
  Today will be very windy.
Tricos in the mornings, terrestrials mid day, and a handful of caddis and mayflies in the evening on the surface.  Subsurface scuds, san juan worms, leeches, and pink squirrels on the water with color, and midge larvae and pheasant tail nymphs on the clear water.

August 18th Fishing Report

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Scattered Showers
High near 74
Wind SE 6-8 MPH
 
The recent rains have cooled things down, but have not yet been enough to muddy anything up!  Waters are low and clear to slightly stained.  Temps are back to the low to mid 60s.
With this overcast weather, look subsurface to scuds, leeches, midge larvae, and pink squirrels for success.
  Tricos are still active in the mornings, and terrestrials will be decent throughout the day.  Just remember, that when it is wet and humid, the terrestrial fishing is usually slower.
  Look for rising fish to eat midges and a handful of caddis in the evenings.
  Mousing has been a ton of fun with the cooler weather!

August 17 Fishing Report

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Relief from the heat is here!
CLOUDY, 50% chance of thunderstorms
HIGH 75
WEST WIND 3-7
 
  Cloudy with a chance of rain today.  The fishing will pick up quickly after a hot weekend.  Look for fish eating terrestrials all day, and if we get the rain, look for fish to gorge on scuds and other thicker sub surface bead heads.
  We are seeing tricos in the mornings on many creeks, then terrestrials on the surface throughout the day.  In the evenings, rising fish will eat caddis and low profile emergers.
  The only aquatic insects in abundance this time of year are midges and tricos.  Your subsurface flies should match them meaning small and thin bodied.

August15 Fishing Report

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SUNNY
HIGH 90.  Wind SW 3-9 mph.
 
Fishing will be rough the next couple of days as the hot weather system wraps up.  This might be a good weekend to give the trout a rest.
Monday will be a 20 degree drop in temperatures!
Please remember your thermometer if you fish this weekend.  Water temperatures are up after a couple of 90 degree sunny days.  Anything over 65 will be poor fishing, and over 68 can kill trout you hook.
  Tricos in the morning, then terrestrials and midges in the evening.

August 14 Fishing Report

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Mostly Sunny, high near 89
Wind W 5-9 mph
Fishing GOOD 
 
Despite the mid day heat, fishing has been pretty good in the mornings and evenings!  Tricos are showing up early with the spinner fall pushing to almost 10 most days.  Fish will also rise in the evenings to midges and a handful of mayflies and caddis.  The key is to find shade and cool water.  Use your thermometer and if the water is over 65 move on!  Fishing will be quite slow with temps over 65 and can be lethal to trout over 68.
  Subsurface fishing is best on smaller, thin bodied flies especially midge larvae.  Mousing is peaking right now with fish willing to eat mice when the sun is off the water.

August 13 fishing report

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Mostly Sunny, high near 86 andBreezy 
Solid summer fishing!  Fishing early and late while avoiding the mid day heat has been the key this week.  Tricos and happily feeding fish in the morning until about 11.  After the tricos slow down, a small terrestrial has been very effective on the surface.
  In the evenings fish will start rising (mostly to midges) and feeding again.  A hopper with a small (18-22) bead head tied below has been the key in the last hours of the day.
  Water is low and clear with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.  Please use your thermometer and avoid fishing anything over 65 degrees.  Not only will it be poor fishing, anything over 68 can be lethal to trout!

August 12 Fishing Report

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SUNNY  HIGH OF 81.  WIND W 5-9 MPH
  Tricos are still going strong in the mornings on most creeks.  After the spinner fall subsides, we are fishing terrestrials and small, thin bodied nymphs and midge larvae.  In the evening there are fish rising to a small variety of mayflies.  We typically do not change from fishing ants and beetles as the fish are happy to eat them at night!
  Waters are low and clear with temps in the high 50s to 60s.  Please remember to use your thermometer as temps over 65 mean poor fishing and over 68 can be lethal to trout!
Don't forget mousing at night.  It has been a blast this season!

August 11 Fishing Report

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We're back from B.C. and will be working on making the reports look good again!

Water:  High of 79 and sunny, wind from the north at 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. 
Tricos have been the ticket early in the mornings with spinner falls lasting some mornings until 9!
Beetles, ants and hoppers have been excellent mid day, especially when tied with a small, thin bodied nymph dropper below.
Waters are low and clear with temperatures in the 60s.  Please remember to use your thermometer as water temperatures over 65 will be poor fishing, and over 68 can be lethal to trout!

August 7 Fishing Report

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Drizzle this morning, then clouds throughout the day.  Decent conditions to catch some trout this weekend.  
Fishing is still best early and late, with tricos getting fish to rise early.  Mid day can be fun on terrestrials with droppers, but the action really picks up again in the evenings when the sun is off the water.
Creeks are low and clear, normal summer conditions, with water temps at 60.

Mid Summer Fishing Conditions

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SUNNY 77
HATCHES :  Tricos and Terrestrials
 
Water is low, clear and warm.  We have had a few cooler nights that have helped water temps out  a bit, but please use your thermometer and do not fish anything over 65 degrees.
 The mornings are showing us some nice trico spinner falls that have fish rising until about 9 a.m.  After that, on the cooler streams, fish are eating terrestrials very well, especially beetles.  Tying a thin bodied dropper below, or nymphing with a midge larvae or pheasant tail has been very effective as well.
  Mice have been lots of fun at night!

Fishing Report Being Updated

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Please bear with us as we have switched over to a mobile friendly web format.  Our fishing report will be back to normal again soon!
 
Sunny and 78 today.
  Tricos in the mornings, hoppers through the day, and rising fish in the evening.  Fish thin bodied nymphs low and slow when noses are not coming up.