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Iowa Driftless Report 2010-12-28 09:05:00 | Trouterspace
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Iowa Driftless Report

Posted by on December 28, 2010

With cabin fever beginning to set in I decided it was time for trip to Iowa; where the season is still open, the water is still flowing, and the trout are still hungry. I had fished one of Iowa’s trout streams last winter for the first time and despite the freezing temperature the trout were willing to play. So, this time I decided to head back to that same creek. On my way there I thought I was headed to the same spot I fished last year, but as I pulled of the highway onto the gravel road I realized that this was a different section of river. After parking I rigged up and went to check out the creek and saw the welcoming sight of fish rising. Since I was already set up with a nymph I made a few drifts where I’d seen the rises and nothing happened, so I immediately changed to a dry fly. After a few fly changes a size 20 BWO started to raise some fish.

If you can’t wait until March for Wisconsin’s early season to open head over to Iowa, you might spend the day casting dries to hungry trout.

3 Responses to Iowa Driftless Report

  1. blake

    Forget ice fishing huh? I thought about making the same trip myself. Nice job Anthony!

  2. Anthony Rosati

    Thank you, Bloody run is literally right over the Mississippi. Not too bad a drive.

  3. blake

    I heard some good things about the streams in the Decorah area. Thought about it but never pulled the trigger. Any intrest in some ice fishing?

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