Fly Fishing isn't closed for people who are willing to brave the winter. There are a few designated areas. A few of those areas are Lanesboro city limits, Preston city limits, Forestville State Park, White Water State Park, Chatfield, Rushford and Spring Valley. The areas that have been fishing well for us this week and been through lanesboro using Nymphs and Streamers and Forestville has been getting a decent BWO hatch in the afternoons. Water levels are still low but rain is expected this week along with a big temperature drop. We have also noticed on a few of the streams that the brown trout are starting to spawn and Redds are showing up so watch your step out there. Guided trips are still available.
#16 Prince Nymph
#8 Wooly Bugger Black or Olive
#14-16 Scud Pink, Orange or Green.
We have experienced a very warm and dry august this year and surprisingly most of the streams have held up pretty well considering the lack of rain we have had this season. Right now we have been seeing tricos in the morning, Caddis and some Blue Wing Olives in the evening. A Purple Parachute has been a killer dry fly this month and that's the one we recommend. Hippie stompers and other Terrestrials have been productive as well. We are excited for cooler weather and fall streamer fishing. Our guides are still out and putting people on trout and we are still running drift boat trips.