A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Solid summer conditions!
Stable temperatures and good water temperatures have the fish very happy for late July. The limiting factor is the sun. Fish early and fish late and avoid the mid day sun.
Spotty showers yesterday especially east of Viroqua have a few streams running with a stain again today. While it might take a little windshield time, each valley received a different amount of rain so while one may be murky, another is crystal clear.
Most of the hatches have dwindled as we wait on the trico hatch/spinner fall. Fishing midges and generic mayflies early and late works for rising fish. The main tactic right now is fishing terrestrials right up against the bank and near overhanging vegetation, or fishing a hopper or foam fly with a bead head dropper.