January 21, 2021:
Area streams are still clear with nymph rigging being the most productive. Streamers have been producing as well. Weather, overnight, has been plenty cold, so fishing daytime through the noon hours is a good idea to increase your odds of targeting actively feeding fish.
Snowpack is not an issue, so walkiing up and down the stream banks will not pose much of a challenge. The Driftless, as a whole, did not have much in the way of consistent, meaningful precipitation to recharge aquifers and get stream levels up. In short, the water is clear and low. Stealth is of the essence.