STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
The streams of SE Minnesota are in excellent condition - running clear and the terrestrial action has been fast and furious. This morning it was one of those times when all the stars aligned and all was right in the universe. The big Browns were acting ravenous and on the prowl for large meals. The Dave's Hopper I was throwing ended up being dismembered and had to be retired after being slammed repeatedly for several hours. In one pool I landed a 17' Brown, a 16 1/2" and a 16". Stop into the Driftless Fly Fishing Company fly shop in Preston, MN - pick up your terrestrial patterns and book a guided trip for your chance to land a gorgeous Brown trout and experience what all the Driftless area of Minnesota has to offer!
The best fisherman in the world can't catch them if they aren't there.
-- Anthony Acerrano
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.