Spring is upon us in Northeast Iowa! That’s got us thinking about hatches of BWOs, caddis, hendricksons, baetis, and hungry trout. As I write this, the rain is lightly falling, giving our streams an extra “boost” as we head into the warmer weeks ahead.
- There are no shortage of places to head out to find naturally reproducing trout in Iowa!
- April-June are some of our busiest months at DOTF, and weekends are filling up. Give us a shout if you are looking to book your 1/2 or full day trip at firstname.lastname@example.org
- DOTF co-owner Jared will be back in Iowa in early April. He has spent the winter guiding in Chile again! A trip with Jared comes with a wealth of knowledge, stories, and tactics from all over the world.
- We have two new colors of the popular Simms trucker hat- anvil and bark. Check them out here! Sale! Save 15% on anything in our store from March 27th-31st! Use code: browntrout
Fish gorging on midges (size 18-20) in mid-morning and early afternoon. Some BWO activity on several streams that should only increase as temps warm. In deeper stretches or faster water, baetis and caddis pupa nymph imitations. Small and mid-size streamers working on cloudier water.
Things are starting to “pop”…the next few months are great ones to be out and about as spring “pops”… fish become more active and start to look up.