July 16th Fishing ReportPatchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Creeks are clear to stained with good summertime water temps! Larger creeks and those below flood control dams will be the most cloudy but continue to clear out rapidly (think squirmy wormy, leeches and streamers).
It's terrestrial time in the Driftless. Ants, beetles, and small grasshopers are starting to get fish excited. We're still fishing a dry/dropper set up with a visible foam indicator fly (hippie, training wheel with food or purple drank below). Hatches are sparse, but fish are rising to midges and some micro summer olives as well as a few random, large mayflies and egg laying caddis. When in doubt, toss an ant at rising fish!