Fishing Report 11 Oct 2021

Fishing report

Well, what a year it’s been! We’re down to the last 5 days of trout season in the good ol Wisco.

Water temps 50-56. Fish are really charged up after the recent rains. This rain is what we really needed for the last week of our season. BWOs are here. Fish are looking up and happily sipping on them. In the absence of caddis and bluewings, lucky we’ve not yet had a frost so the terrestrials are filling the bill. Crickets and beetles are a big part of the fish’s diet right now. Size 14-10. Underneath, still the same game with fish gorging on well drifted patterns. Scuds, PTs, Frenchies, and Pats. All taking fish well. The streamer game is on! Some of the largest trout in our systems are starting their aggressive tendencies and are chasing flies down as they secure their ritual grounds. Look for deeper water near gravel and strip a large fly through it. Leeches are a great subtle follow up if the fish are reluctant to hammer you steamers. It’s been a great year! Get out and fish! Enjoy the last week of our season.

Guide Jerry

Fishing Report 9 October

Fishing report.

Waters are at fall lows and running quite cool now. Water temps 52-58 area wide. BWOs are here. These cloudy days will really set off some great hatches. On sunny days your terrestrial patterns will still get fish to come up. Ants, beetles, and hoppers. For those finicky trout, put a dropper 12-18 inches beneath your fly. Underneath the surface, PTs, hares ears, pink squirrels, fenchies, and any variation of the worm are really taking fish well. Streamers and leeches are a staple diet for the fish now and can be very rewarding to fish.

Only 1 week left for trout. Get out and fish!

Fishing Report for September 13th 2021

Fishing report,

The fall weather is here. Nights in the 50s day temps in the 70s. Great time to get out and fish. Water temps are in the best shape that they can be. The only major challenge we face on most our systems are low water conditions. Most streams are flowing @ normal or slightly lower than normal. This presents spooky fish scenarios. Be stealthy and don’t overlook those drooping grass banks. It’s still terrestrial fishing as usual, the fishing really picks up around 10 and will last right into dark. Size 8-12 bugs are tricking fish now. The caddis are back and fishing in shaded areas you may even see olives. The night fishing is at its greatest now too.

Get out and fish!

Guide Jerry

Fishing Report for 25 August 2021

Fishing report.

Water temps 58-62. With the lows in the upper 50s at night our systems are getting some relief from the heat of the dog days. This has really got the fish fired up to eat. We are in full terrestrial season. Bring your ants, beetles, hoppers, and cranes. The fish are moving long distances to eat a fly. This is the perfect time of year to get out and catch some aggressive fish. Remember on them days that the temps climb into the 80s, bring along a thermometer and check you water temp. Below 65 is pretty good fishing, above that, find some cooler water, there is plenty of it around.

Get out and fish!

Guide Jerry

Fishing Report for 2 August 2021

Fishing report,

Water temps 58-62 degrees. This week’s night lows will help with the fishing. It’s August and that means it’s terrestrial season. Bring your hoppers, beetles, ants, and cranes along. The fish are looking up and are eager to eat something plopped on the water. Sizes 10-14. If you’re the early bird type, tricos are here. Some streams experiencing blizzard hatches while others are only see enough to bring the fish up. Size 20-22 are what’s on the menu. On warmer systems, the ephrons are underway and it looks like snow in summer on some systems. Size 10-12. Remember if the temps climb bring along your thermometer. Anything over 65 degrees will be pretty poor fishing. Find colder water, there’s plenty of it around. Good luck!

Get out and fish.

Guide Jerry

Fishing Report for July 17th 2021

Fishing report

Water temps 56-62. With the recent rain, systems are clearing quickly and are recharged for the week. The cooler nights have really help to keep our water temps cool. This time of the year bring along a thermometer. Remember, Water temps at 65 degrees will result in poor fishing. Above 65 could be lethal to trout. That being said, there’s plenty of cold water. The fish are really keying in on terrestrials. Beetles, ants, smaller hoppers are getting them quite excited. There is a great evening hatch of caddis around. Sizes in 12-16 flies will fool fish. The night fishing has picked up tremendously. Handful of bugs still coming off every night. Large mouse and streamers and taking fish also.

Get out and fish.

Guide Jerry!

Fishing Report for July 7th 2021

Fishing report.

Water temps 58-62. It’s that time of the year. Terrestrial season is upon us. Beetles, ants, smaller hoppers. The rains last week have recharged our systems. There are still hex flies around for the night goers, but the mousing season is here also. Water levels are returning to normal and the fish are happy.

Get out and fish! Guide Jerry

Week of 17 May 2021

Fishing report.

With the potential for rain this week, expect water levels to return to normal. We have had an unseasonably dry spring. As waters rise expect to find stained to water. These are some of the best conditions for streamer fishing. They may put the bugs down a little but expect to see caddis, browns, sulphurs making and emergence with the warmer weather to follow. Water temps 52-58 area wide. If your nymphing, you’ll find trout gorging on worms. These rains wash a lot of them into our streams. If that’s not your style, crane fly lava are a huge part if the trout’s diet as well. Caddis are still the main food source on top. If you can find some clear water and see feeding fish. Your traditional elk hair with readily fool them. Have fun.

Get out and fish. – Guide Jerry

Week of May 3rd 2021

Fishing report. With the cooler temperatures this week anticipate water temps to come back down to comfortable. Some water temp readings over the opening weekend were 60+. Trout aren’t so happy but neither is the angler. Expect water temps to drop back into the low to mid 50’s. Water level will return to normal in short order.
Hatches caddis, browns, olives are your main food source. Few fish have begun to take beetles and ants also.
Fishing beneath the surface remains solid with fish really putting on the feed bag. Underneath is a bowl of bug soup right now. Caddis, mayflies, worms, scuds, crane flies, you name it they’re eating it. Don’t stress on the patterns too much. Fish you confidence flies and they will eat. Heck, fish your no confidence flie, drift it right, and they’ll eat. The fish are happy.

Get out and fish!  Guide Jerry

Week of April 26th 2021

Fishing report.

Caddis! Caddis! Caddis!

They are here and in great numbers. For all the dry fly fishers that have been waiting to throw something larger than a size 18 fly. With the warm up this week look for superb dry fly action on our local streams. Carry and array of sizes with you. They are taking anything from size 18(if you’re into that) to size 12 Caddis imitations. Your elk hairs will devastate their dinner plans. Underneath the water(if you insist), pink squirrels, caddis pupas, PT’s all in larger sizes 14-10 are taking fish. They are putting on the feed. Leeches and streamers fished to shaded banks or in off colored water are still taking some very nice fish. Get out and fish! Enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve got coming.

Guide Jerry

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