STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
Last evening brought relatively warm temps to SE Minnesota with higher humidity readings without much air movement. These are generally the conditions present when one begins to see the meadows and pasture fields start filling up with grasshoppers .... and that was what we encountered. The surface action was steady and several Browns could not resist the Dave's Hopper I was throwing. Mild temps forecasted through the weekend so take advantage of it and go wet a line!
What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.
-- Patrick McManus
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.