Fishing Season: Open for 2021 C&R

Root River, South Fork - MN

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Tip of the Week

Now open for catch and release! 1-1-21 Stay Safe!

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Map of Root River, South Fork

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Driftless Fly Shop

5-Day Outlook as of 5/5/21

Good flow- fish are hungry.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/5/21

Mid day on warmer days, Dark, small nymphs deep.

Current Conditions as of 5/5/21

Good flow- fish are hungry.

Local Species Available Open for 2021 C&R

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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Blue Winged Olive Classic 20-14
Adams Parachute Dry Fly Classic 14-18
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Classic 20-22
I Can See It Midge Fly tan 14-18
Green soft hackle green 12-18
Zebra midge black 16-22
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail Tan-Black 18-14
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer all 12-10

Blue Winged Olive

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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Recommended Gear

Description: About Root River, South Fork

The South Fork of The Root River is open for catch and release fishing after 1-1-21.

Nearest Airport:

Rochester, Mn


BWOs spotted on warmer days

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

WMA to bridge at Choice

Best Access:

Choice-Million dollar bridge