What a strange year it's been. Driftless flooding, tons of rain and everything in between. The salmon runs have surely been better, stocking numbers are way down and subsequently so are the fish in the system. Don't get me wrong it's ok but surely but like it used to be. With all the rain we've had it's been tough dealing with the dirty water on top of the lack of fish. However when you do find fish it's pretty decent, brown trout and steelhead have moved in and the water is close to perfect right now, but it's pretty cold outside...
Browns and Steelhead are cooperative with a well presented fly, streamers have produced some mind numbing strikes. Hold on!
The driftless region got pounded late season with some unbelievable flooding... Again. I think the fishing will be ok come early season but the rivers and streams will have surely changed. They will still be cleaning up in the spring, call the local shops over there if you're interested in assisting... It's the right thing to do.
Feel free to call me anytime to book a trip, fish are definitely around just not the same numbers as it was 10 years ago, but when they strike it's pretty memorable. Hope everyone had s decent season and feel free to call me anytime.