Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SW Wisconsin report 4/26/15



Jon was up in the Driftless last week for a few days of fishing.  The water was in great shape despite a bit of rain Sunday night.  The flora seem to mirror last year’s late spring.  The ground is still brown with ramps and other seasonals beginning to sprout.  

 Reminder:  Early trout season closes on Sunday, April 26th and reopens on Saturday, May 2nd 

Fishing was good sub-surface with Caddis Larva, small Pheasant Tails, and Scuds.  The black caddis have begun hatching on streams with water temps in the mid 40’s.  More fish have moved into the holding lies:  The seams at the heads of pools and tailouts.  




Most fish were fairly chunky and colorful from having a wide variety of active food scources.  

 



The rocks on most creeks we looked at were teeming with life.  BWO wing pads were dark indicating imminent emergence.

Upcoming hatches and a few particularly good flies flies to use and now available on our site: 

BWO's  - Dries and nymphs!



 




 Black Caddis - an early season favorite!






Craneflies - A really fun top water species - you should always have these in your box




Midges Always present - especially important in spring and fall!






Reminder:  Early trout season closes on Sunday, April 26th and reopens on Saturday, May 2nd