April 28th Fishing Report

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 8 mph.
Creeks are very low and clear.  Expect spooky fish if the clouds break up  Temperatures are sitting right around 50 degrees.
 Caddis and mayflies are hatching daily and fish are rising in the late morning through the afternoon.  The mix of clouds and sun throughout the day are keeping the hatches from exploding as we need some more consistent weather.  
 Subsurface action has been great lately especially on thinner bodied bugs.  When we get some rain, or the clouds are overhead, fish will eat thicker patterns too.

As we head into another season, I thought I should include a short reminder on stream etiquette from our sponsors at “The Driftless Angler” Fly Shop.“Remember that after the crowds of last year, and the continued traffic on the creeks while the pandemic hangs on, stream etiquette is even more important than ever! 

• If you see a car at an access point, drive to the next one. There is no need for multiple cars at access points, we have enough water to spread out on.
• Do not 'high hole' another angler. Fishing upstream is what we do in the Driftless. Never walk upstream of another angler and start fishing (unless you check in with that angler and get permission first),
• When you park, do not block gates, driveways, or field access roads with your vehicle.
• Finally, do not trespass on private property! Make sure you are 100% positive you are on public property if you are on the bank. The various apps and map books are not 100% accurate! Make sure you do your homework, check in with the landowner, or just keep your feet wet whenever possible! “

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