When the nights are below 21 degrees and other places are getting icey the spring creeks will remain slush and frizzle free. Lots of rod spots are open this time of year and the rates are at the lowest for the year. The fish are spooky, but willing to eat. As always, the key to catching fish on the creeks is stealth. Make a slow approach and make your first cast count. Running the old standards is the way to go. Small pheasant tails, scuds, sow bugs, baetis nymphs, or zebra midges will get the job done. If it were me, a pink sow bug to a small midge would be my go to for stacking numbers. Small leaches would also be a fun option on the warmer days.
Dries| , CDC Emerger Pink: 14-18, Matts Midge: 18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Renegade: 18-20, Loopy Cripple BWO: 18-20, CDC Biot Dun: 18-20, Sparkle Flag BWO: 18-22, Half Dun BWO: 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO: 16-20, Challenged BWO: 16-20, Bat Wing: 16-20, CDC Para Spinner BWO: 18-20,
Nymphs|CDC Biot Midge ,Purple Midge Pupa,Dirty Rat, PT softie, Pink Softie, S&M Nymph Brown and Olive: 16-18 Little Green Machine Chart and PT: 18-20, Silvey's Crystal Baetis Nymph: 16-18 Pearl PT: 16-18, Pearl Lightning Bug: 16-18, San Juan Worm Red: 8-10, Tailwater Tiny Rust and Olive: 18-20-22, Hunchback Scud Pink, Rainbow Tan, Olive, Gray: 16-18, Ray Charles Pink: 18-20, Floss Worm Red and Pink: 10 , Magic Fly BWO: 18-20
Streamers|Black or Purple Bugger,Super Bugger Tan or Black, Micro Zonker Tan & Brown: 10 Mini Minnow Tan & Olive: 4 ConeNan The Barbarian Black & Olive: 8 Bling Minnow Pearl and Pearl/Gold: 6 Guida's Mirrored Minnow Gray, Olive, Barred: 6, Kreelux Gold/Copper/Silver: 4, Sparkle Minnow Brownie/Sculpin: 4, Sculpzilla Sunrise: 6, Mini Sex Dungeon Tan/Yellow
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