March 26th Fishing ReportPartly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Creeks are clear and flowing about normal. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid 40s to 50.
Everything in the Driftless is in a pleasant idle right now. Creeks are all in good shape and fishing has been decent. We haven't had any crazy major hatches, although midges, olives, and spring stones are around it just feels like things are waiting to explode. This switch from winter to spring could happen any day as the rocks are covered with BWO nymphs and caddis larvae just waiting to hatch.
We're still doing very well fishing a hippie stomper or training wheel with a bead head below while waiting for rising fish in the afternoons. With the spotty cloud cover we have had the past few days fish have been more willing to eat and less spooky than on the cloudless days.
Nymphing has been great lately with fish eating mostly the smaller, thin bodied bugs, but also including some scuds and thicker patterns (including caddis larvae) starting to catch on with the fish.