Black Earth Creek, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Black Earth Creek, WI
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Black Earth Creek, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE LOW AND SLOW. Fish have been coming off the bottom to take streamers 6 inches below the surface using a moderate/fast stripping method. Zebra midges red/black sz 22 have been working good, use a size BB sinker 4-8 inches above and cover water. Streamer colors white/grey, white/red, brown/white have been working great. Thin mints, clousers and buggers are great!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Black Earth Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dave Barron

Water flow:

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings and evenings can be highly productive, avoid bright, sunny afternoons

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:

Scuds are always present. Nymphs are also a constant. Match the size and shape and color by turning over a few rocks in your favorite stream and see what you've got in you box to match it. Caddis are active and watch for evening hatches of BWO's.

Fish species: browns, rainbows, and brookies

Fishing season: Trout Season open until October 15, 2019

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Indicator nymphing with a bead bodied scud and either a red or black zebra midge as a dropper. Euro nymphing with a size 12 perdigon or a size 14 pheasant tail or zebra midge up top. Black stones size 14-16 with a zebra midge dropper. Cone head or rubber legged woolly buggers and mini leech jigs. Griffith's gnats or size 14 little black stones for dries on sunny days. Nymphing with tenkara helps avoid iced guides. Best fishing between 9am and 2pm. Dont be afraid to throw a streamer on and work it fast! If they are looking they will come up from the bottom to eat!

7-Day Forecast

Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -13. Blustery, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -3. Windy, with a west wind 16 to 26 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 23 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Thursday Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 20 mph. Friday A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. West wind 10 to 16 mph. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph. Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Windy, with a northwest wind 30 to 36 mph. Sunday Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Windy, with a northwest wind 34 to 39 mph decreasing to 28 to 33 mph in the afternoon. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Blustery, with a northwest wind 21 to 25 mph. Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 17. North wind 10 to 18 mph.


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