Small Creeks

The rain has kept the small creeks fishing very well into July. The dry fly fishing has been excellent, with hatches of Green Drakes, PMDs, BWOs, caddis, and golden stoneflies. Had a great day yesterday with Mike catching some beautiful wild trout on dry flies.

small creek brown trout

Green Drake Hatch

We always look forward to the first few days of the Green Drake hatch, and it’s especially fun helping beginning anglers catch trout on large dry flies. Donna had a really good day today picking off fish with Green Drakes and PMDs, and there were enough that got away to keep her coming back.

Donna with a nice Brown Trout

Small Creeks, Big Fish

I’ve been scouting small creeks and beaver pond areas for a while now, getting ready for upcoming client trips. I’ve seen six huge bull moose, some incredible mountain scenery, and some of the biggest fish to ever come out of a small creek. This brown trout below taped out at 20 inches. It was in a run in between two beaver ponds where the creek was about 10 feet wide. An amazing fish.

Small Creeks and Beaver Ponds

20-inch Brown Trout