Black Earth Creek, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Black Earth Creek, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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All anglers are encouraged to fish Black Earth Creek from the banks to aid in controlling invasive species that inhabit this water. Please be diligent and clean your gear after wading in the stream to avoid transporting invasives.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Black Earth Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dave Barron

Water flow: 150 and falling

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 65 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

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, still seeing crane flies too.

Fish species: browns, rainbows, and brookies

Fishing season: Trout Season open until October 15, 2019

Nearest airport: Dane County Regional Airport

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

Streams are running hot so be sure to check the temps before fishing. If they are over 70 degrees, try to find colder water elsewhere. Fishing headwaters and near springs helps. Starting to also see more beetle and ant action out there as well. Some have reported seeing early grasshoppers.

7-Day Forecast

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind. Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph. Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.


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