6/27 Update: Summer

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Finding a great spot to fish Father’s Day weekend was a bit of a challenge thanks to recent, heavy rainfall. Another solid dose of rain fell Monday the 22nd, especially in extreme southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. It was enough to make for flash flooding in northeast Iowa on the 22nd. Rivers have been running high, some dirty, but finding a clear stream is an easy task at this point.

The relatively prolific insect hatches of this season are tapering off, wild parsnip is in full bloom, and summer is in full swing. Terrestrials will need a home in your fly box. Speaking of, I’ve seen quite a few baby hoppers…

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