May 24th Fishing ReportA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
We get a taste of summer for the next couple of days. It should not impact the fishing significantly but it will be a bit steamy out there mid day.
Rains last night were about 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch with some heavier rainfall west and north of Viroqua. While most of our creeks will remain clear to slightly stained, some valleys got a pretty heavy rainfall and will be cloudy today. These rains are very valley specific, so if you find unfishable water, drive a valley or two over and you will be ok!
Caddis and craneflies are on the menu right now with a few light colored mayflies in the mix. Most of the true dry fly fishing is early and late while mid day we are fishing an indicator pattern with a bead head below.
Subsurface fishing on clear water is best with thin bodied bugs (food, hot spot PTs etc) while the stained water is best with scuds and other thicker bodied bugs.
Take advantage of the stained water to throw some streamers and leeches.