Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The weather this past week has been very comfortable for us.  The cooler temperatures also help to slow the bug hatches. As a result the fishing this past week has been pleasantly better than average. Midafternoon to desk we have had good dry fly action fishing caddis with dropper rigs and taking advantage of the afternoon caddis and sulfur hatches. Finishing up today with a spinner fall, that has been running into the dark of the night.
Now for a little of more detail starting with oatka creek, we have been finding the most consistent fishing in the stock sections of the creek. Even though these trout were initially stuck, do not under estimate these fish. At this point, these trout are survivors. They know the gig. Careful presentations and matching the hatch is important for consistent success at this stage. This week we are seeing a darker wing caddis hatching, however we were still having good success with a light caddis in the same size. I suspect the reason for success was that the flies shape looked correct to the fish. Also we could see the fly easily on the water and fish the more efficiently. Sulfurs are consistently coming off in the evenings just before the evening spinner fall. Intermixed there has been late afternoon gray fox and March brown hatches up and down the creek. However keep in mind that these two bugs hatches sporadically through the system.  One pool may have bugs and the next one will have nothing happening. It is best to Fish through as much water as possible.

Spring Brooke –not much has changed here. Sulfurs continue to hatch both in the morning and afternoon, with spinner falls finishing up in the evening. Along with the sulfurs there is still a few olives and midges mixed in.

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