Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Driftless Area Doesn't Disappoint
Well, its been a while since my last post and for good reason. I was gone fishing and just as quick as it started its over. I'll say what a weekend ,great weather, good food and great company .Saturday morning was a little cool but by noon we were in t- shirts and despite a little shower at night the weather was incredible. As expected tons of people flocked to the area and it seemed there was a car at every parking lot and a person in every hole.By 10:00 , many people had enough and the steams where fairly calm. There was a fly hatch around noon and one that started at 4:00 and lasted into the evening. Matt at the Driftless Angler hooked us up some with some crane and caddis fly patterns and the Saturday night bite was the best I ever witnessed . We fished a piece of non designated water and the fish were feeding like piranhas. This went on for almost three hours. Sunday was just as good with many caught again but the fly hatch was earlier in the day. We caught fish on spinners, worms and flies this weekend and all in all, this is one for the record books. The best fishing in a three day stint the boys and I ever had. We landed close to 200 trout,maybe more. I think we are a couple weeks behind and the fishing might be better it a few weeks.
Shawn Landed his first fish this weekend on a fly rod!
I had to run to two different holes to help the boys land these trout. I wish we had a video.This was the first 2 holes and 5 minutes into
A few for supper
Posted by John McArdle at 6:52 AM