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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Tyro
illinois

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Tyro on Jul 7, 2014July 7th, 2014, 3:26 pm EDT
Hi All,

Did anyone out there fish any good Richland County streams last season that they can report on?

I'll be going up to Richland Center right after labor day & would appreciate any advice regarding good fly fishing waters.

Thanks
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Jul 21, 2014July 21st, 2014, 8:07 am EDT
Sorry a little late, I was in MT for two weeks. What type of water are you looking for? Big or small? High numbers or larger fish?
Tyro
illinois

Posts: 14
Tyro on Jul 24, 2014July 24th, 2014, 7:05 am EDT
Kschaefer3,
Thanks for getting back. I haven't fished Wisconsin before, but am eager to try streams like the headwaters of Fancy Creek. I know that early September is generally the hottest time of the season and stream fishing will be chancy at best, but I'm encouraged by reports so far from the Driftless Anglers fly shop. Have you had any experience with other streams in the area?

Thanks
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Jul 24, 2014July 24th, 2014, 7:22 am EDT
I fish the area a bit. I fish Vernon county more, although they are relatively close together. September gets hot, but it is also hopper season! Concentrate on morning and evenings, but you can still catch fish midday (sometimes lots of them). I am not familiar with fancy creek. I'll send a PM shortly with some recommendations.

P.s. Driftless Angler, While a great shop, is overly optimistic with their reports. I'd say use it more as a guide for the stream temps than anything.
Tyro
illinois

Posts: 14
Tyro on Jul 24, 2014July 24th, 2014, 11:33 am EDT
The Wiconsin DNR has done a great job mapping trout streams by class and county. I'll be making Richland Center my base while up there and might make it into Vernon county if time allows.
Kschaefer3
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St. Paul, MN

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Kschaefer3 on Jul 24, 2014July 24th, 2014, 12:05 pm EDT
The Wiconsin DNR has done a great job mapping trout streams by class and county. I'll be making Richland Center my base while up there and might make it into Vernon county if time allows.

I agree. I have spent many hours researching the maps.

They have done an equally good job securing public lands and easements. I appreciate them both a great deal.

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