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Driftless Area - July 23rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
 After a couple of warmer days, the cooler summer weather returns for the rest of the week!
  All of our creeks are clear with only a couple flowing with a stain.  Water temps are in the mid 50s to mid 60s, and everything is fishable this summer.
  There have been clouds of tricos on some waters, with fish rising first thing in the morning until the sun starts to hit the water.
  The rest of the day, fishing has been fantastic on hoppers, beetles, and other foam or indicator type flies with a small (16-20) bead head nymph tied below them.
  
 
Driftless Area - July 22nd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 89 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
UPDATE 10:30---  Despite the warmer weather, cloud cover has moved into the area and fishing has been great this morning on beetles and hoppers with a heavy pheasant tail type fly as a dropper!
 
One more warm day until the weather heads back into the mid 70s and the perfect summer continues.
  With this warmer weather today, fish early, fish late, and find shade.
  Tricos in the mornings, hopper dropper mid day, then a few rising fish in the evenings.
   Waters are all in good shape with temps in the low 60s.  Again, the next few nights and cooler days will get things moving quite well again!
 
Driftless Area - July 21st, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Dang near perfect conditions for fishing continues.  Ants and beetles are excellent, and a hopper/dropper combo has been deadly the past few days.
  Subsurface patterns that are smaller, thin bodied, and heavy have been very effective. Seeing Tricos in the morning and Midges in the evening. Tight lines.
 
Driftless Area - July 18th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
 The perfect July continues through this weekend with temps still in the 70s and night time temps in the low 60s.  This unseasonably cool weather has fishing incredible so far this summer.
  There are tricos in the air in the mornings, with some creeks getting a good spinner fall.  In the afternoons, fishing hoppers and other indicator patterns with a bead head dropper (or midge larva) has been a ton of fun.  On sunnier days, the closer you get the hopper to the bank, the more likely it is to get eaten!  If fish are rising, try an ant or beetle.
  The evening brings fish rising to craneflies and midges.
Water temps are in the mid 50s to 60s, and creeks are clear to slightly stained.
 
Driftless Area - July 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
 The incredible weather continues at least through this weekend!
This July has been phenominal, cool water, clear water, happy fish, and the ability to fish technical bugs (tricos and midges) in the mornings and evenings, and toss big hoppers and foam patterns with a dropper through the day.
  Water temps are in the high 50s to low 60s and the creeks are clear to stained area wide.
  
 
Driftless Area - July 16th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
 Cool again today, with a bit of sun.  The fish are very happy this cold July. And if you find shade you will find fish all day.
  Tricos in the morning are getting stronger, and terrestrials throughout the day are lots of fun right now.
  Subsurface fishing on heavy, thin bodied midge larvae and nymphs.
  Waters are clear to stained with temps in the high 50s to low 60s.  This July has been incredible and is forecasted to remain so through the rest of this week.