This is one of the best times of year to experience what all the fuss is about on the hundreds of miles of trout streams found in Wisconsin. Though the majority of the state has some trout holding water, I am referring to the area known as the "driftless" found in the South West corner of the state. As the weather warms up, and the days get longer, these streams really come to life.
Now is a great time to fish there, as the grasses surrounding the creeks are not too tall, and the biting varieties of insects have not yet shown up, and the temps are PERFECT for people and fish. The bugs that make up the trout's food chain, are starting to hatch which makes for sporadic dry fly fishing. First we'll see midges, small black caddis and BWO's. The tan and larger caddis are soon to come followed by a few larger mayflies such as sulphers, March Browns, and hendricksons.
Most recently, Jon fished up there with his wife Anne, and below he shares a quick up-date: