Fishing report Local waters are still experiencing some off color but expected to clear quickly barring no major rain events. Water temps locally 50-52 area wide. With water temps in the 50s, its caddis time. Lots of Little blacks and a few tans in the mix. BWOs are still around in good numbers. Sizes 18 for little blacks and 14s for tans. BWOs size 18a and 16s. Underneath the surface, caddis pupas, Frenchies, and PTs. When in doubt pink squirrel or San Juan still super effective. All taking fish. With the slightly off colored water streamer and leeches are still catching fish also. Good luck. Get out and fish.
Water temps 48-54 area wide. Water levels are low and clear. Fish are spooky but super happy to eat. With the water temps climbing into the 50’s the caddis are starting to make their emergence. Seeing varying sizes on the stream. Anything from size 14-18. With the majority of bugs on the smaller size. Midge and olives are still around. With the latest heat wave they may become less important and the fish will key in on the caddis more. Underneath the surface, fish your buggy bodied nymphs. Pink squirrels, caddis pupas, hares ears, sizes 16s and 14s. If they’re being fussy your size 14-16 PTs will fill the bill nicely. Fish are still really excited about streamers and leeches too. Fish them where you can find some shade. With this weeks forecast for rains the systems will get a good charge. It’s gonna be a great season. Get out and fish! Guide Jerry
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!!