Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. High near 72. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Things are still hopping in the Driftless!
Creeks are clear to stained with temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s. As we transition into summer we will start to see some warmer water temperatures. It is a good idea to carry a thermometer with you. When you start to see surface temperatures of 65 degrees, fishing will be slow.
Overall temps are in great shape though, and the trout are happy. Fishing is best on days like today when there are clouds in the sky! Look for fish to feed early on the surface, then retreat subsurface near mid day. They will venture out to the shallower runs in the evenings to feed on the hatching mayflies.
Terrestrials including ants, beetles, and small hoppers are great right now on the surface. We're still catching fish on craneflies, caddis and light colored mayflies too.
Subsurface is best on scuds, squogs, and brush hogs on cloudy days. Sunny days have been fishing well on pheasant tails, zebra midges (especially purple) frenchies and perdigons.