Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Good Trico Hatch

This week the trico hatches on the Oatka have been very good. As for how the trout have been feeding on the hatch? Well, this too has been typical. Finicky.

We've had our best results fishing size 22 trico tied on with 7X and 8X tippet. This is light rod fishing at its best. Also, typical for this time of the year and with the low water, the trout are now potted up. Do not expect to catch more than two or three trout in one spot before putting all the fish down. Other successful fly patterns are Red variant size 16 and of course, do not forget ants and beetles size 16 to 20.

Fishing at Spring Brook is now very consistent. The fishing will alternate between midge fishing and scuds. Occasionally there will be a few blue wing olives hatching. The B.W.Os will be about a size 20. During the evenings you may occasionally find a few spinners. The spinners are from the olive hatches and there will not be many. However, if the fish do get onto this bug, try a size 20 rusty spinner.

According to Carl Coleman, he has not seen Spring Brook this low ever, and Carl has over 60 years of fishing Spring Brook. Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come.

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