A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Hot time, summer in the Driftless...
Creeks are clear with a couple still stained. Water temperatures are in the low to mid 60s. We're starting to carry thermometers again with this heat wave. The larger creeks are creeping above 65 degrees which means slow to no fishing.
Otherwise, the smaller creeks are still in good shape for mid summer. Look for the best fishing when the sun is off the water. This means getting out early, taking a break mid day, fishing late, and finding shade through the day.
Hatches are sparse, but that does not mean you are forced to fish subsurface. Terrestrials during the day and into the evening are a hoot, while early in the morning and at dusk, fish are rising to midges and some egg laying caddis.
Subsurface flies are thinner profile, small-fish(16-20) and heavy. Fish them in the bottom of the pools and below undercut banks.