Fishing Reports

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Driftless Area - October 20th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 The weather has been nice, and everybody knows it.  Iowa has been very crowded lately and the fish are fussier than usual.
  Fishing nymphs on a light tippet with a small indicator has been most effective throughout the day.  There have been good hatches of olives, but the sunny weather makes for spotty dry fly activity.
  Leeches are also still working fished deep and slow.
 
Driftless Area - October 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Fishing has been good over in Iowa lately (Wisconsin is closed).
  There are olives all over the place, and even a few caddis, but only sporadic risers throughout the sunny days.  A bit of cloud cover should help the surface fishing.
  The activity below the surface has been great.  Waters are clear to slightly stained and leeches, streamers, pheasant tails and midge larvae have been excellent lately.
 
Driftless Area - October 16th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Waters in Iowa (Wisconsin is closed for the season) are clear to stained and fishing well.  Olives hatching in the late afternoon and early evening, and fish still looking up to smaller terrestrials and atrractor flies throughout the day.  Leeches have been fantastic, and scuds, squirrels, and pheasant tails are catching fish subsurface too.
  Beautiful weather over the next few days.  A good time to get out and fish!
 
Driftless Area - October 15th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Wisconsin's season is closed.  We are fishing and guiding over in Iowa's Driftless.
  The rains the past couple of days have finally died down.  Streams are stained to murky and will drop and clear fairly quickly.
  Leeches and scuds today on the murky water, switching over to pheasant tails and midge larvae as things clear up.
  Topwater fishing will be good again on attractor terrestrials and olives once things finish flushing out.
 
Driftless Area - October 14th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
 Windy with showers today.  Not the best fishing conditions.
  Wisconsin's season is closed.  We are fishing and guiding in Iowa.
  This might be a day to sit out with the high winds.  The rains have not been heavy and streams are still in good shape.  Clear to murky.  Over the next day or two things will get back on track and we will see olives hatching again.
  Leeches, squirrels and scuds have been excellent subsurface, as have midge Lara e and pheasant tails.
 
Driftless Area - October 13th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 61 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 What a fall!
  Fishing remains solid (Wisconsin is closed, we are fishing and guiding on the other side of the Mississippi.)
 on indicator terrestrials and crickets as well as on the olive hatch which is showing up daily!
  Drizzle and light rain today and into tomorrow, but it should not be enough to make anything unfishable.