West Fork Kickapoo River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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West Fork Kickapoo River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Report Last Updated:
11 / 23 / 2020
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing West Fork Kickapoo River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dave Barron

Water flow: 308

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning and evening on sunny days, midday can be very good as well, weather depending

Best stretch: Avoid the section through the Westfork campground at Avalanche. The campground is still recovering from last fall's flood damage. Workdays are being scheduled by the Westfork Sportsmans Club. Please come out to help if you can, your efforts benefit everyone. Check the website or Facebook Page for more details! There are productive sections north of the bridge at County Y and S. Fish upstream. You can also go to several spots downstream of the golf course and at the intersection of Cty S and Hwy 82.

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish anytime using the appropriate size and shape nymphs as well as stimulator & droppers. Bigger fish will be looking for large streamers. Got stained water? Try Black streamers with some flash.

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Brookies

Fishing season: Trout season is open thru October 15 in Wisconsin

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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 ...

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We will update weather conditions once season opens again in 2021

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