Fishing Reports

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Driftless Area - July 30th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 
 Tricos have been fun in the mornings with the spinner fall typically lasting until about 9.  While not on every creek, when you find them it is some excellent dry fly action!
  Water temperatures are summer warm, meaning we do have some creeks that are above 65 degrees.  Please use your thermometer and avoid warmer water, search for the cooler creeks and toss terrestrials and small, thin bodied bead heads subsurface.
  Evenings have been the summer mix of a bunch of different flies.  Generic patterns like a parachute adams or stacker midge are working well.
  Mousing has been a blast lately with fish willing to eat at night.
 
Driftless Area - July 29th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Rains yesterday missed us for the most part!  We still got an inch or so in the past 24 hours, but nothing heavy enough to make the creeks unfishable.  Expect low and clear to stained water.
  Tricos have been fun in the mornings with the spinner fall typically lasting until about 9.  While not on every creek, when you find them it is some excellent dry fly action!
  Water temperatures are summer warm, meaning we do have some creeks that are above 65 degrees.  Please use your thermometer and avoid warmer water, search for the cooler creeks and toss terrestrials and small, thin bodied bead heads subsurface.
  Evenings have been the summer mix of a bunch of different flies.  Generic patterns like a parachute adams or stacker midge are working well.
  Mousing has been a blast lately with fish willing to eat at night.
 
Driftless Area - July 28th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 83 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Looks like a band of rain this morning, then a chance of a bit more throughout the day and forecasted heavy rain tonight.  We will keep you posted!
  We are in summer mode where fishing is good early and late, and some creeks are getting too warm to fish.  Remember to use your thermometer and if the temp is over 65 the fishing will be slow, and over 68 it can be lethal to trout.
  Tricks have been fun in the mornings, and on the cooler creeks, fish will eat terrestrials throughout the day.  Subsurface fishing has been best on smaller, thin bodied nymphs and midge larvae fished slowly on the bottom.
  In the evenings fish will rise to a mix of bugs, and mousing has been a ton of fun lately!
 
Driftless Area - July 27th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The bad news, water is getting warm quickly despite recent rains.  The good news, rain is supposed to hit Tuesday hopefully flushing things out and cooling it down a bit.  
  Tricks have been good in the mornings until the sun hits the water at about 9.  Holler and beetle fishing is decent on cooler, headwater creeks and shaded areas mid day.  Subsurface fishing is solid on small and thin bead head bugs and the color red.
  Mousing has been excellent at night too!
 
Driftless Area - July 22nd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 79 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 It's Trico time in the driftless!
  Mornings have been good with trico spinner falls on many creeks that has fish rising early.  After that terrestrials on the surface and smaller, thin bodied bugs as droppers.
  Water is low and clear with temps in the mid 50s to 60s.  A couple of streams are getting warm so make sure to use your thermometer!
 
Driftless Area - July 20th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Tricos in the mornings, then hoppers and other terrestrials throughout the day.  In the evenings there are a few trout rising to midges and various caddis and mayflies.
  Creeks are low and clear with temps in the high 50s to 60s.  Remember to use your thermometer as anything over 65 degrees will be poor fishing and over 68 can be lethal to trout.
  Fish early, fish late and find the shade.