Conditions: Hit or Miss

I drove past a stream that usually clears up quick after a heavy rain. We received over 3.5 inches of rain yesterday at my house. I checked the 24 hour rainfall totals and found that most of south eastern MN go between 1-2 inches, with heavy rainfall very much localized. I headed out after work to check a spot that I fully expected to be running dirty. With the streamer rod ready to go I hiked down the hill to find crystal clear water! The wind was fierce but I managed a few on a twitched caddis.

I landed at least a dozen over 2.5 hours with most being quite small. I did break off on one chunky one of 16 inches or so. The moral of the story is check the rainfall total maps before you go fishing when rain pushes through. You can cut down on some driving and find fishable water.

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