STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
The quick succession melt of a historic record February snowfall paired with numerous rain events has drastically changed many of the area streams of SE MN this Spring 2019. As you get out scouting on these nice days ahead, you may notice that many of your very favorite trout streams look a bit differently than they did when last visited. With the high, turbulent melt waters just now receeding you will find many new cut banks, newly deposited sand and mud traps, cleared away and newly deposited log-jams among a host of other evolutions of a stream's life in accordance with mother natures most destructive, yet necessary force. Needless to say, you will need to re-learn some of the streams out there this fishing season! The angler never steps into the same stream twice.
With that being said, there are many streams that have become fishable and others becoming much more fishable by the minute. A few types of hatches have been observed over the last few "warm" days. Typical Midges, BWO's and also some little black Stones on select streams. Keep 'em small! Feed those hungry fish! Be delicate with the young of year you catch! They've had a hard life thus far!
Stop into The Driftless Fly Fishing Co. for more info on what's working and where to go! SPRING SALES ON SELECT FLIES & ITEMS!!!
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.