Winter is a great time to fish the rivers and spring creeks of the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin. Photo by Phil Monahan
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. You can have the spring creeks all to yourself, the water is clear, and the fish are hungry. There are a few things . . .
The tiny spring creeks of the driftless hold some of the most colorful browns you could imagine. Photos by Len Harris, Jr.
Many folks don’t know the meaning of the term driftless. It is an area in the Midwest–comprising parts of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin–that was not flattened by the last glacial period. . . .
The author hoists his first northern pike on a fly. Can you tell he’s excited? Photos by Chuck Coolidge
Wisconsin is well-known for its solid predator fishing, and muskies get almost all the attention. However, there’s another member of the Esox genus that’s significantly more abundant and, some would say just as fun, that you can fish for year round: . . .
This gorgeous Driftless Area brook trout fell for a Turkey Leech. Photo by Kip Vieth
As the snow melts and the spring creeks of the Driftless Area start to settle down, every fly angler in or near this unique region starts to twitch. Spring fever is at a fever pitch, and fly fishers are. . .