West Fork Kickapoo River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of West Fork Kickapoo River, WI
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West Fork Kickapoo River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
TERRESTRIAL TIME! Foam hopper/cricket or beetle in a dry/dropper combo with nymphs such as Scuds (12-14), Pink Squirrels (12-16), Pheasant Tails (14-16), and Copper Johns (16-18). Tricos in the morning. Morning tricos, evening midges. Try tiny emergers to entic rising fish in the last few hours before sundown.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 24 / 2015
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing West Fork Kickapoo River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dave Barron

Water flow: 140cfs

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 59 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning annd evenings

Best stretch: Try the section at the campgrounds at Avalanche, and upstream near the town of Bloomingdale. Avanlanche provides an excellent place to park and enter the stream; fish upstream until you get to the road and walk back to your car (approx. 3 hours of fishing)

Best access point: Good to excellent access up and down - also at any bridge crossing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mayflies, caddis, midges

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Brookies

Fishing season: March 1 - September 30

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

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Kickapoo River, West Fork Description

The Kickapoo river begins near Wilton, Wisconsin and flows south through a deep valley cut into the hilly Driftless Zone of southwest Wisconsin offering close to 30 miles of designated trout water. It empties into the Wisconsin River near Wauzeka, Wisconsin. The river is very crooked, frequently doubling back on itself as it flows through the Wisconsin landscape. Because of the extremely crooked path of the ...

Techniques & Tips

West Fork produces well on a variety of nymphs (Phesant Tail, GHRE, Pink Squirrel, Scuds), streamers (Woolly Bugger, leeches), and has plenty of dry fly activity throughout the season. Stop by the store to find what you need to match the hatch!

7-Day Forecast

A nice stretch of cooler days ahead should make for some improving fishing conditions. Low, clear waters. Best time to fish is still early morning and evening. Keep an eye on stream temps and lay off if they get into the high 60s or above, as it can be lethal to trout.

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