Fishing Season: Regular Season

Driftless Area - IA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

48

Mat Wagner's Tip of the Week

Fish a foam pattern with a bead head below until fish are rising in the later afternoon, then switch over to a cranefly or caddis

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Map of Driftless Area

5-Day Outlook as of 5/11/21

Low clear creeks and bright sun until the weekend.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/11/21

Fish a foam pattern with a bead head below until fish are rising in the later afternoon, then switch over to a cranefly or caddis

Current Conditions as of 5/11/21

Low clear creeks and bright sun until the weekend.

Local Species Available Regular Season

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    Brown

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    Rainbow and Brook Trout

Mat Wagner's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig N/A 18

Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig

You'll want this proven jig fly pattern on hand at all times.

Mat Wagner's Recommended Gear

Description: About Driftless Area

Driftless Area of NE Iowa

Nearest Airport:

La Crosse Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin, Decorah Municipal

Hatches:

Midges Spring Stoneflies Olives

Best Time to Fish:

All day