Fishing Reports

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Driftless Area - September 23rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 Trout season closes at the end of the month, Conditions are excellent and fishing has been great, get out there!
  Nymphing in the morning has been great, mid day success on terrestrials, then a really odd mix of hatching flies in the evening.  We've had small olives, large olives, caddis, craneflies, white mayflies and some remaining tricos.
  In other words, fish are looking up in the shade and in the evenings.
 
Driftless Area - September 22nd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 67 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 Season ends at the end of the month.  The fishing is great, get out there!
  Fishing has been solid over the past few days, and although sunnier than we would like, the fish are still responding well to nymphs in the mornings, terrestrials with a dropper in the late morning and into the evening, and olives during the last couple hours of the day.
  The sun is the only limiting factor right now, so fish deep or find shade to find more fish.  There are still fish tucked up in the riffles feeding on small mayfly nymphs that will eat a passing terrestrial too.
 
Driftless Area - September 20th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 Up to an inch of rain last night.  The rain will not adversely impact streams.  Expect clear to slightly stained water today.
  Fishing was difficult yesterday with the sun and wind, today will be a bit better with some cloud cover.
  The terrestrial bite is back on thanks to some warmer and breezy days.  Fishing a hopper/dropper throughout the day is still very effective.  There are olives hatching when the sun is not shining directly on the water too.  Clouds will make this hatch really get moving.
  Subsurface fishing has been best on heavy, thin, and dark bodied nymphs.  Scuds and hare's ear nymphs have also been effective as has dragging a leech or bugger through the deeper pools and underneath the banks and overhanging vegetation.
 
Driftless Area - September 19th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 71 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 Water conditions are very good. Terresterial fishing is still strong, hoppers, beetles and ants, try a cricket in late afternoon and evenings. Reports have come in of olive hatches, as well as some caddis. Hopper droppers in the mid day, don't be afraid to put on a leech/buggar/or streamer in deeper water. 
 
Driftless Area - September 18th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 Foggy and cloudy this morning, then sunny in the afternoon.
Sporadic olives hatching throughout the day have fish rising on and off.  Otherwise, ants and beetles and hoppers on the surface in the afternoon.
  Subsurface has been good on the small, thin bodied nymphs and scuds.
  Streams are in a great condition with clear water and cold temperatures.  
 
Driftless Area - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 67 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 SEASON ENDS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.  GO FISH!

  Clouds this morning then clearing in the afternoon.
Creeks are clear area wide and flowing cold, with temperatures in the low 50s to low 60s.  Cooler nights and mild days have made for incredible fishing.
  Olives (pseudos) are hatching daily.  The hatch is much stronger on cloudy days, but even in the sun we are seeing emergences in the later afternoon/early evening.
  The terrestrial bite is back on track after a few cold and drizzly days.  Look for them to warm up mid morning, then catch fish all day.
  Subsurface fishing has been hot on scuds, squirrels, thin bodied and dark bead head nymphs, and leeches.
  Mousing has also really picked up lately.