Well the fishing on the creek today was a bit slower than it has been, but I was still able to bring a couple to the camera. The first part of the morning was very disappointing, to both me and my fishing partner. After the first hour of seeing no fish, we kept walking down stream, peering into all the small white water pockets along the way. Finally we came across two fish laying behind a rock in some fairly stiff water. It took a good twenty minutes just to figure out how to get our flies down into the seam these fish were resting in. I hooked up the first one after loading my leader down with split shot, and essentially slowing the drift down to a very slow presentation. It worked like a charm. I was hooked up, but not for too long, before the hooked returned with no fish on the end. We then worked the second fish for close to an hour. Finally Matt gave up and headed on down stream, I was not going to let this fish get the best of me, so I stayed and hammered this fish for another 20 minutes. My perseverance paid off in a big way. I hooked up and this fish tore me up. I was able to get this nice little 8 pound fish to the bank. After getting a pic, I took off to find out what Matt may have found downstream. When I did find him, he was on top of three fish at the head of a good size hole. The fish were held up against a wall of rock with a nice riffle over the top. Matt fished for some time for these fish, but there were no takers for him. While Matt was fishing the head of the hole, I looked up a bit further into the faster water, and was able to spot a nice big male sitting in the tail end of this little pocket. It was not to long before I was hooked up again, and this was a nice size male. After landing this fish, I sat back and waited for Matt to pull one out. Matt just couldn’t get the fish to cooperate with him today, so after he got hung up and lost his gear on the bottom, I stepped up to give it another shot. Again it was not long before I was on. This fish was a real nice chrome female with a good fight in her. I landed the fish, and told Matt that there was at least one more fish in the slot and that he should get in there and get em’. He stepped up and was soon hung on the bottom again, (Some days are just like that, no matter what you do, nothing goes right). He was not able to retrieve his gear, and so he was in the pits again, and it was my turn. I got up and took about 3 casts when my tip stopped, I set the hook and it was on again. I landed the fish, took the picture, released the fish, and called it a day. Here are the pic’s from today, should have more coming on a daily basis.
Good Luck out there,