STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
Even with the rain events of the last few days, area streams are very fishable and quite productive as I found out this morning. Although the larger bodies of water such as the South Fork and South Branches of the Root are running well, I concentrated on two smaller, feeder streams. They were both running slightly stained but that was a positive and not a determent. A little slice of Brook trout heaven was discovered on my first stop as it had been several years since I last fished that stream. Well over 20 Brookies were put to the net using a small Brown Woolly Bugger, which incidentally is a great fly to throw during times of stained water. My second stop had my getting quite wet as the skies opened up once again but some nice Browns rounded off the day for me. Water conditions will only continue to improve and a gorgeous day in the Minnesota Driftless is forecasted for tomorrow!
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 like Brian . Thanks guys.