STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
The heavy rains that rolled through much of SE Minnesota Monday night proved to be once again very spotty. Areas in Houston and Winona Counties received rainfall amounts ranging from 2" to as much as 5" leaving streams totally blown out and creating flooding conditions. Meanwhile, in Fillmore County, Mother Nature was much less harsh dropping only about 1/2" of rain behind leaving the streams in great shape and very fishable. They say "a photo is worth a thousand words" so here you go .....
These were taken yesterday when I had the pleasure of guiding these three gentlemen (a father and his two sons) up from Kansas / Missouri to fly fish the Minnesota Driftless. Nymphing worked well until late morning / early afternoon when the Caddis started coming off, then we switched to Elk Hairs. So, moral of the story ... do a little intel, scouting before heading out this week and check on stream conditions, especially as more rain is in the forecast - or call the shop!
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.