April 30th Fishing Report

Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Creeks are very low and clear with temperatures in the low 50s.
Hatches are decent with some caddis and mayflies hatching sporadically daily.  With the sun and clear water, the rise activity can be spotty.  In that case, fish a big dry with a dropper as fish are feeding well subsurface.

This weekend is opening weekend.  It is the most crowded the creeks will be all year long.  If you have flexibility this is not a bad weekend to stay home.

“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!   This weekend is the BUSIEST of the year.  If you can avoid fishing this 
weekend it isn't a bad idea to come another time.

• 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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