Originally Posted by tbiii
Headed to Chicago for a wedding the weekend of May 15th, and may take a few days on either end to scope out the fishing in Wisconsin's driftless. Anyone know what hatches (if any) to expect that time of year?
For now I'm planning to visit streams based off WI DNR's pdf maps. But if anyone wanted to PM a few likely places for tiger trout, it'd be greatly appreciated
BWOs should still be going 16s and 18s, but the go to hatches that time of year are CADDIS, CADDIS. CADDIS!! If the season goes the way it usually does there will be times when the water actually boils with rising/crashing trout chasing caddis emergers. And if the weather stays warm like its been you might even get a few craneflies starting. For some reason, more than any other place I've fished, the trout in the Driftless area absolutely love the craneflies!! Good Luck!!