Wednesday, June 10, 2009





Water flows in all of our trout streams still remained low. However there is a silver line with these water flows. When the streams flowing on the low side this makes for excellent try fly fishing. Air temperatures continue to be on the cool side for this time of the year. This has actually help to improve the fishing, by keeping the water temperatures on the cool site. Cool water temperatures slows down the bug hatch's. The fishing on Oatka trail has been some of the best I have seen. The cool water temperatures in this part of the creek have help to hold all of the trout that the state has been stocking this spring. All of the normal bugs are still hatching at their perspective time sulpurs, gray fox, light Caddis. There is now a new Caddis joining in with the mix. This is a size 14 chocolate brown Caddis that appears on the streams in the evening before the sulfur spinners returned.

The Spring Brook sulpurs are come off a few times throughout the day. Most days there is a mid day and then an evening hatch a long with the evening spinner returns. Lately the fish at Spring Brook have been showing a strong preference for sulfur mergers and nymphs. I have been fishing a size 16 nymph called a yellow back and green bead head pheasant tail nymph. That is when they are feeding on the sulpurs. I am still having good success fishing size 18 to 22 black and tan midgets. As always watch the fish and make sure you know exactly what they are feeding on.

Air temperatures are supposed to be on a warming trend over the next few days. We should be experiencing some stronger sulpurs spinner falls as a result. When fishing spinner falls it is often hard to see your fly on the water in the fading light. A trek that I used to help me locate my fly, is to use in indicator fly. Use a size 14 or 12 white wolf for your indicator fly. From the white wolf, tie 12 inches of tippit off the band of the hook and then tie on your sulpurs spinner. In the low white you will easily see the white wolf and if there is a rise near your fly or your flies appears. Set the hook.

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