October 1st Fishing ReportA chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
The weather has been miserable for humans but good for fish lately. The cooler and cloudy weather has fish in a pretty good mood and we are seeing olive hatches in the latter part of the day. There has not been much rain at all and the creeks remain clear.
Subsurface fishing has been good on scuds, leeches, and pink squirrels. As long as the clouds stay in the sky these larger and thicker bodied bugs will work. As the skies clear, grab some spanish bullets, or zebra midges. Trout are more likely to eat thinner bodied patterns when the sun is on the water.
On the surface, hippie stompers are still on the top of the list as an indicator terrestrial. Fish are eating them sporadically throughout the day and they make a great indicator for a bead head tied on below them.
COVID 19 UPDATES: Wisconsin is experiencing an alarming increase in virus cases. Even in Vernon county we are seeing 8-10 cases a day instead of the 1 or two previously. While things are not shutting down yet, we advise a bit more caution. If possible avoid other humans as much as possible (easy to do when fishing!) and try to be indoors as little as possible. At the shop we are continuing to clean and disinfect surfaces, as well as requiring use of the hand sanitizing station at the front door and masks. We may have to limit the number of people in the shop to 3 if it starts to get very busy so please be patient if there is a line up!