Fishing Report – November 21, 2012

Big changes over the last couple of weeks–we’ve had a frost or two and some generally unstable weather. That’s the bad news. The good news is the muskies have definitely been “on the feedbag”. Depending on the stretches we fish, we are seeing a bass or two per day and several muskies per day. Water…

Fishing Report – August 31, 2012

It’s the end of August and this month has been “interesting”. We’ve had blistering heat followed by a stretch of weather where we had to wear fleece vests most of the day and then back to blistering heat again. Those changes in weather make for challenging fishing conditions but our fishing was very good in…

Fishing Report – July 7, 2012

Sorry for the delay in getting a fishing report out, but we’ve had a dozen inches of rain over the last two and a half weeks, which has made for some challenging fishing conditions. The rivers are just now getting back to normal flows and, with the hot weather, the fishing for bass and muskies…

Fishing Report – May 29, 2012

This version of a fishing report is actually more of a water report. Last week we got 6 inches of rain here locally and the rivers are very swollen and out of shape. Trout fishing on the Namekagon remains good, but the water level makes for very challenging wading. Brown Drakes, March Browns, Sulphurs, and…

Fishing Report – May 22, 2012

May 19th put the trout on notice that Summer is just around the corner. After a few days of no rain, coupled with hot temperatures, the water temperature in the upper Namekagon reached 70+ degrees. Thankfully, we got some rain and the water temps slipped back into the 60’s. We had a BIG brown drake…

Fishing Report – May 2, 2012

The early catch and release trout season ended Sunday, April 29, and it ended with a Bang. Water conditions were nearly perfect and Hendricsons were plentiful. A few caddis were starting to show and it won’t be long before Sulphurs will be in the neighborhood. This week of closed fishing finds us preparing for more…

Fishing Report – April 10, 2012

After we posted a fishing report last week, the Hendricksons started in earnest on Saturday and the fishing was really good, before the rains came and halted the action. Sunday, Wendy and I fished through a nice, but windy, afternoon. Hendrickson hatch began around 2:00, but the wind made conditions sketchy. The fish could NOT…

Fishing Report – April 7, 2012

Trout fishing has been good on the Namekagon of late. Dwindling hatches of stoneflies and pretty good hatches of little (size 20-22) Blue winged olives make for some good dry fly action and nymphing continues to provide the most consistent success. The water temps have been in the mid-fifties for the last 6 days, which…

Fishing Report – March 7, 2012

The early catch and release season opened Saturday, March 3, with mixed results. Fish were caught, but the water on the Namekagon was cold and no hatching insects to bring the fish up. Yesterday, the tables turned. Air temps were in the 50 degree range and, depending upon your location, water temps were 41+ degrees.…