Cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch,
Cool and cloudy weather means rising fish through most of the day!
The major rains that flooded Madison all but missed us and our creeks have been clear to slightly stained most of this week. The rains we are forecasted for are not worrying. If we get some sort of heavy rain we will let you know.
We are seeing olives hatching in the mornings and evenings, and a reduced trico spinner fall in the mornings. Mid day fishing has been solid on hoppers and droppers as well as beetles and ants. We're at the tail end of another summer cold and wet front which has really made fishing pick up.
On cloudy days like today, do not neglect fishing scuds subsurface. They move around quite a bit more when the sun is off the water.
For this weekend, keep in mind that parts of highway 14 out of Madison are still closed. You can keep heading west on the highway 12 and hook south near Black Earth of Sauk City (follow the detour signs) or head in via I-90 and south on highway 27 (Sparta exit). We did not get any flooding here, it is just a pocked in Madison that was hit hard.