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Driftless Area

May Caddis in the Driftless

Every spring around the end of April my angling focus turns toward caddis hatches in the driftless area.  These hatches have provided me with some of my most memorable dry fly experiences.  I know that to people who are lucky enough to travel, or even live out west where large stoneflies and mayflies get more attention a caddis hatch may … Continue reading »

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A Day in the Driftless

The last week or so the weather has finally started to resemble spring.  Saturday morning Andrew and I geared up and headed for the Driftless to get our first fix of the year on small stream trout.  Upon our arrival at the first creek we noticed the run-off had stained the water more than we … Continue reading »

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Iowa Trout

I’ve lamented missing the Driftless closer for  awhile now, but during the Fall I just can’t shift my attention away from migratory trout and the occasional failed Muskie outing to make it to Iowa’s spring creeks which are open to fishing all year.  During the Winter I check the 10 day forecast daily yearning for … Continue reading »

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2 Books: Improved Trout Waters of Wisconsin & Improved Trout Waters of Minnesota and Iowa

These are two books I would recommend to any Driftless Angler, especially if the Driftless is uncharted territory for you.  These books outline where your trout stamp dollars have gone.  More importantly, they tell you where stream improvements have been done, what improvements were done, and when the improvements happened.  These improvements can allow a stream to hold … Continue reading »

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May Caddis – Driftless Area

Saturday morning Bret and I went to fish some spring creeks south of the Wisconsin River in the Driftless Area hoping for enough sunshine to get some caddis active and find some fish in a frenzy, but really any trout on any fly would do.  It’s just that in the last five years the most … Continue reading »

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2013 WI Trout Opener

If you were not aware Wisconsin opened the inland trout early catch and release, artificial’s only season last Saturday.  A few friends and I, along with quite a few other brave souls who faced the freezing temps, got out this last week to scratch that itch that’s been outta reach since the end of September. … Continue reading »

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