July 31st Fishing ReportMostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind.
Stable summer weather! Fishing is still better early and late in the day when the sun is off the water. If you find shade, you will find fish even mid day!
It's terrestrial time in the Driftless. Fish are responding well to hoppers, crickets, hippie stompers, ants etc on the surface and sunken just below the surface. Cast your terrestrials close to the banks and overhanging grass and hang on!
Subsurface fishing has been very good (we're fishing a hopper/dropper or foam/dropper all day) on thinner bodied nymphs and midge larvae.
Creeks are flowing a touch low, which is normal for the summer time, with temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. Only a few creeks are hitting the mid 60s (West Fork, Bad axe watershed). Use your thermometer. Anything over 65 will be slow fishing and much higher than that can be detrimental to trout.
It's good to be outside right now and it looks like this weather will continue for a few more days!!!