Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Not Enough Rainfall




Looks like we will have a little break from the hot weather for a few days. Unfortunately we did not receive much rainfall from the thunderstorm the other day. There was not enough rain to have any effect on the water flow on Oatka Creek. The Genesee, however, did receive enough rainfall to bring the water flow back up to base level.
Oatka Creek is now fishing both morning and evening. Morning fishing will generally start anywhere from for first light to 8 or 9 pm depending on cloud cover. The morning fishing will primarily be nymph fishing. The trout this time of the day will be sitting in any pocket or break in the stream bottom. The best approach to fish an up stream nymph technique using strike indicators. Productive flies; hares ear nymph size 14 and 16, Coleman's March Brown size 14 and 16, Scud back Caddis size 16. The second time to fish is evenings, the normal mayfly and Caddis hatch and spinner return. Depending on weather the fishing can start somewhere between 5 and 7 pm and go until well after dark. Fly patterns for evening fishing are: sulfurs size 16, sulfurs spinners size 16, chocolate Caddis size 14 and Caddis emergers.
Spring brook is still fishing right along as always, not much will affect this unique piece of water. The sulfurs and spinners are hatching and returning on a daily basis. Right now there are sulfurs hatching both in the morning and evenings. Along with the sulfurs there are also blue wing olives hatching. The olives are a size 18 to 20 and on cloudy days the olive hatch is strong. With the large number of trout that inhabit spring brook there will always be some trout feeding when there are bugs hatching.

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