Driftless Area

At the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area are the Viroqua-Westby, Dodgeville-Fennimore areas, defined to their west by the Mississippi River and by the Kickapoo Valley which runs through each.

Never touched by glaciers, the Driftless Area is characterized by its beautifully sculpted topography.  Forested hillsides reach down to valleys cut into limestone bedrock and populated by over 600 spring-fed coldwater trout streams.  Forests, prairie remnants, wetlands and grasslands provide habitat for flowers and wildlife.  Land is farmed by the descendants of those who first settled here, by the Amish who adopted the area, and by a new breed of organic farmer.

The Driftless Area’s thousands of miles of spring creek trout streams support populations of native brook trout and wild brown trout.

Fishing Reports

Driftless Angler


Black Earth Angling
Driftless Angler
Rich Ostfhoff


Driftless Angler
Vernon Inn & Suites 

Dining & Drinks

Dave’s Pizza
Driftless Cafe
Old Towne Inn Supper Club
Tangled Hickory

Hatch Information

Wisconsin Fishing License

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Driftless, WI Fishing


Driftless, WI