As the traditional trout opener approaches, southeast Minnesota streams are in great shape, insects have been hatching, and trout are being caught. Streams are generally running clear and normal with some upward bumps in levels this past week due to rain. Blue-winged olives have been hatching and we’re into the time of year when you may run across a dark hendrickson hatch if you find yourself on the right stream in the right conditions.
This coming weekend is going to be warm again and if you’re headed out for catch-and-release trout fishing you should have no problems. Rain returns Sunday and more, occasional showers are on the way for the week prior to April 15th. Good luck and bring your rain coat!