STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
I once again fished the waters of SE Minnesota yesterday and although the temps never climbed above freezing the action was hot so I didn't mind one bit. Black BH Wooly Buggers, BH pheasant tail and Zebra nymphs along with pink bellied scud patterns all produced trout to the net. Interesting story ..... while fishing a Pheasant tail nymph with a pink indicator, I had a trout attempt to eat the indicator on two consecutive casts. I promptly changed flies, this time putting on a pink scud (which was the same color as the much desired strike indicator). On the very next cast, WHAM! ..... a nice Brown was hooked. Sometimes, fish will tell you exactly what they want to eat :-)
Melvin Hayner is the owner of The Driftless Fly Fishing Company in Preston, Mn. He has been fishing this area for over 23 years and guiding here for over a decade. Some reports will be from other reliable sources around the Driftless area. Thanks guys.