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tbiii 03-19-2011 03:32 PM

Driftless in Mid-May?
 
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 :D

famill00 03-19-2011 08:02 PM

Re: Driftless in Mid-May?
 
The Driftless Angler is a local shop in Viroqua Wisconsin. They have hatch charts on their website.

-Forrest

LenHarris 03-22-2011 05:17 PM

Re: Driftless in Mid-May?
 
check your PMs

Tigers are really aggressive

any nymph will fool a tiger.

chrome_jones 04-23-2011 03:04 AM

Re: Driftless in Mid-May?
 
I've never looked for or caught a Tiger, but the last time I went through as a traveler, the Driftless Angler in Viroqua hooked me up with locations and flies that caught brookes and browns.

- Jonesy

Edit- Just realized [U]which[U] Len Harris is posting above me. I'd imagine a pm from that gentleman is pure gold. I have no business posting anything beyond his insight to the area. But, for the record, the Driftless Angler folks were very helpful. :D

pegboy1 03-21-2012 07:52 PM

Re: Driftless in Mid-May?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tbiii (Post 227113)
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 :D

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!!


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