Black Earth Creek, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Black Earth Creek, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
With temps dropping no need to fish bright and early. Terrestrials have been working great. Try them with a dropper. Hoppers and a B.H. pheasant tail have been doing the job.There have been hatches of late season caddis and mayflies. Surface hits are inconsistent however they have been taking nymphs and emergers. Have had success as of late stripping streamers. If all else fails throw a streamer. Size 8 black or olive bugger.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Black Earth Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dave Barron

Water flow:

Visibility: 7 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 59 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Morning and evening

Best stretch: South Valley Road downstream.

Best access point: Scherbel Road at Salmo Pond, South Valley Road, and Wolf Run Trail in Mazomanie.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Small midges,BWO, beetles/ants, grasshoppers, rare evening hex hatch,

Fish species: browns, rainbows, and brookies

Fishing season: January 2 - October 15

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

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Black Earth Creek Description

Black Earth Creek, in Southern Wisconsin's Dane County, is a highly productive Class 1 trout stream. It begins as a coldwater spring just west of Madison, and empties past Mazomanie into the Wisconsin River. It offers cool, clean, and very clear water meandering through wooded and prairie surroundings. The creek is banked by beautiful bluffs that create the Black Earth Creek valley. Black earth is full of insect ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing with small midges or scuds. Stripping streamers through deeper pools or slower water. These fish are pressured hard throughout the season and get smart quickly. Presentation is critical to success on BEC!

7-Day Forecast

10/11 This Afternoon Cloudy, with a high near 59. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Tonight Patchy drizzle and fog after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind around 5 mph. Thursday Patchy drizzle and fog before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 62. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 5 mph. Friday A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night Showers. Low around 54. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Saturday Showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 64. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Saturday Night Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 52. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Sunday Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Monday Sunny, with a high near 59. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 63.

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