Spring Creeks

April 17, 2019

Fishing Conditions

April 17, 2019

The Spring creeks have been fishing wonderfully. The dry fly bite in the afternoon has been pretty solid. There are some blue winged olives and midges hanging out throughout the day. If we can score some warmer cloudy weather in the near future, the dry fly bite could be outstanding. As always, the key to catching fish on the creeks is stealth. Make a slow approach and make your first cast count. The nymph bite is also starting to pick up. 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. Be aware, the rainbows are spawing! Do not stomp reds, we would love to have a healthy population of fish in these creeks for years to come. Let the rainbows do their business and target them afterwords. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

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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