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Driftless Area - April 23rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 51 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Fishing continues to be very good, thanks to favorable water temperatures and flows.  Streams are running clear with temps in the mid to high 40s.  Once they hit 50 the caddis will show up in large numbers.  We are getting sporadic hatches of caddis on sunnier days on some smaller streams.
  Today will start off sunny, but switch to clouds in the afternoon.  Look for olives to hatch when the clouds roll in.
  Subsurface activity has been great on scuds, pink belly pheasant tails, she-hulks, and pink squirrels.
Driftless Area - April 22nd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Fishing has been very good lately!
  Waters are clear to stained, and temps are in the mid 40-s to low 50s.  As they approach 50 we are seeing caddis, olives (on cloudy days), and lots of movement subsurface (scuds, leeches, pheasant tails, hare's ears, caddis emergers, creek lamprey etc)
  The rule of thumb is sunny days = caddis, while cloudy days= mayflies.

Driftless Area - April 21st, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Cloudy, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch. Despite precipitation, our streams are in great shape. Water temps are in the high 40's. Overnight temps are in the high 40's. We've been seeing Baetis, Craneflies, Caddis, and even a few Stoneflies. Get out there and dodge a few raindrops, conditions are good for fishing.
Driftless Area - April 19th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The caddis watch is on.  We did see some black caddis yesterday, and with the sun today some will pop off.  The wind will keep surface feeding a bit slower, but emergers should still be good.
  Subsurface scuds, pheasant tails, leeches, and hare's ears.
Streams are clear and cool, and bright and sunny.

Driftless Area - April 18th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 53 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Warmer and sunny the next couple of days.  We're not banking on it, but we are on caddis watch.
  Waters are clear to stained area wide with temperatures in the mid 40s.
  Hare's ear nymphs have been the hot fly lately.  With scuds and leeches following closely behind.  Olives have been hatching with some midges mixed in too the past couple of days.
Driftless Area - April 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 47 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Things are really picking up again!
  Olives have been reported hatching area wide, and water temps are in the mid 40s which are excellent for feeding fish, but not quite to the 50 degree mark that signals the arrival of caddis.
  Streams are clear to stained area wide and flowing well.
  Fish are eating subsurface on hare's ears, scuds, pheasant tails, midge larvae, and pink squirrels.