With recent rain events all local streams are very plump full right now. I would suggest you give it a few days to let the ststems return to normal. The hex and brown drake fishing locally has been pretty good but with this heavy rain fall it will put them down for a little while. If you insist on getting out, try the smaller waters. Some streams are returning to their banks. We are fast approaching terrestrial season as the days are warmer and the water temps warming, carry an array of ants and beetles with you. As far as aquatics, caddis, sulphurs, and brown drakes in the evenings, pre hex will bring some fish to hand. Beneath the surface, large scruffy flies and San Juans are catching fish. With the high water don’t over look streamers. Water temps will vary on our systems 58-66 degrees. Go get em- Guide Jerry!
Water levels and temps are holding well with this heat wave that we’ve seen lately. Some systems are running a little low and could use another recharge. Water temps are in the mid 56-64 locally. With the warmer water temps the bigger mayflies have begun to make their appearance. Sulphurs, brown drakes, and yes, the mighty hex. Make sure to have the 3 flies above if you venture out for an evening fish. During the day. Breezy conditions are dropping ants and beetles in the stream all day. Caddis are still on the menu. Remember to bring water along if you’re planning a day adventure. Fish shaded areas during the daytime hours or take a break and start focusing on the best times of the day. Morning and evenings. Go fish!
With recent rain events from the past week, the rivers have and are returning to normal conditions. The systems did really well with the recharge. Water temps, low 50’s in the morning reaching mid 50’s during the day. Current stream temperatures, 56 degrees. May flies will vary between central systems. Be prepared to see hendricksons, pmd’s bluewings, and sulfers. Cadis, there is a range from small to big sized cadis everywhere. Small black cadis from size 18 to regular tan cadis size 14. It woiuld be wise to carry an array of cadis flies. Don’t ingnore the terrerstrail, whilefishing in the breezing conditions. Your meadow strams have an abundance of ants and beatles, size 18 to 14’s. Fish are responding well to there under tree and shaded areas. Below the surface, various cadis nymphs and mayfly are taking fish. For some of the stained water that we still have in the area, try small leeches and steamers. Juvenile fish imitations reaching 1 to 2 inches will catch some of your large trout. Get out and Fish! – Guide Jerry
Water Temps mid 50’s. It’s bug season on our Central Wisconsin sands streams. Hendricksons, brown drakes, sulphers, caddis, ants, beetles, smaller hoppers (the little green guys, size 12,10). Its all happening. Fish are looking up all day. With warmer midday temps, focus your efforts in shaded areas. This time of year we can still fish through the day and still stay comfortable. Underneath, bug soup as well. A variety of nymphs will work right now. With the emergence of larger Mayflies you’re able to get away with larger nymphs. PT’s coper john, sulpher nymph, scruffy caddis nymphs are all taking fish. Size 14-10! Get out and Fish-Guide Jerry!!
Water Conditions are normal. No More run off from rain events have got our systems plump but clear. Water temps in the morning has been right around 42 degrees and climbs into the low 50’s by afternoon. Its those magic numbers. For bugs, Bluewings still around and on sunny day watch for them in the shaded areas of the stream. With temps in the low 50’s it means caddis time and the fish are happily eat them, even when they are not on the water. Fish are still eating streamers and leeches very well. In the nymphing world. They are taking larger scruffy nymphs like, caddis pupas, hares ears, pink squirrels very well. During this time of quarantine. There’s nothing better than getting outside and doing a little quarantine on the stream. -Go out and fish- Guide Jerry!
The Streams are getting back to fish able conditions. Dropping and clearing. With almost all the snow gone locally the melt off is finally slowing down. Barring no rain events the forecast for this weekend should be great for fishing. Water temps are now reaching the low 40’s to mid 40’s. Fish are happily eating leeches and scuds. The warmer water temps are starting to see bwo’s. There are still a handful of winter stones and of course midges. Get out and fish! It’s going to be another great year as thinks kick off.