Driftless Area Fly Fishing Resources

Here are a few resources for fly fishing the Driftless, including stream conditions, fishing reports, fly shops, and local guides…

Stream Conditions

  Whitewater/Crystal Springs Hatchery (MN DNR)

Lanesboro/Southeast MN (MN DNR) – A good report on stream and fishing conditions for a few popular SE MN trout streams, including bug activity.

USGS Streamflow Conditions – Interactive, current streamflow data, good for gauging water levels

The Fly Angler – streamflow data on the Brule, St. Croix, Kinni, Mississippi, and Knife Rivers

Superior Fly Angler – Brule River flows

Fishing Reports Stream reports (Kinni/Rush/SE MN/WI) from Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop

Stream reports from (Kinni/Rush/SE MN/WI) Lund’s Fly Shop

Winona Fly Factory – Driftless trout update from SE Minnesota

On the Fly Guiding – SE Minnesota

Jolly Fly Fishing – Kinni/Rush

Driftless Angler – W/SW Wisconsin trout streams

Gray Goat Fly Fishing – Mostly Kinni and western WI

Orvis – West Fork Kickapoo River & Black Earth Creek

Superior Angler – Brule and North Shore

Great Lakes Fly Company – Brule and North Shore

MN Steelheader – North Shore

Fly By Night Guide Service – Brule River


Fly Shops

Lund’s Fly Shop – River Falls, WI

Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop – Lake Elmo, MN

Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. – De Pere, WI

Driftless Angler – Viroqua, WI

Kinni Creek Fly Shop – River Falls, WI

Great Lakes Fly Company – Duluth, MN

Superior Angler – Superior, WI

Orvis Madison – Madison, WI

Orvis Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

Driftless Fly Fishing Company – Preston, MN

Hayward Fly Fishing Company – Hayward, WI

The Fly Fishers – Milwaukee, WI

Front 20 Outfitters – Menahgan, MN



On the Fly Guiding

Driftless On the Fly

Ben Carlson, Jolly Fly Fishing

Damian Wilmot, Fly By Night Guide Service

Andy Roth, Gray Goat Fly Fishing

Spirit Streams Fly Fishing

North Shore Troutdoors

Black Earth Angling Co.

Jacquish Hollow Angler

Bob Blumreich, Silver Doctor Fly Fishing

Rich Osthoff

Jim Bartelt, Spring Creek Specialties

Driftless Boyz Guide Service

Northeast Iowa Fly Fishing

Flyfishermans Lair Guide Service


Hatch Charts

MN DNR – Southeast MN

Fly Fishing Wisconsin – SW Wisconsin

Silver Doctor Fly Fishing – SW Wisconsin



Driftless Trout Anglers – Awesome local message board with tons of great information on trout fishing in the Driftless


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    1. Hey Mike, I’m glad you enjoy it. I am pretty sure it is the Whitewater river, in White Water state park (in MN). there are a lot of cool streams in that area.


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