Rock Creek Report 3/16/2013

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  1. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

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    I went out to the upper end of the pavement on RC on Saturday. I wasn't expecting much with a cold front moving in. What a surprise, I saw lots of midges, small stoneflies, olives, and even a few march browns! Fish rose occasionally to the midges but it was nothing worth tying on a gnat for. I decided to go dry-dropper with a smaller stonefly pattern and 6 feet of 6x with a #20Rainbow Warrior. This setup was deadly, the fish must've been gobbling midge pupae all day long. It took me half a day to figure this out, so I ended up going 6 for 10 (3 browns 3 bows) on what would've probably been a double-digit day. So the creek is awake and one of the best options out here for another month or so. cp1_0316031513.jpg
     
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    DonChilds Have Spey Will Travel

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    Nice report. Looking foward to getting out there myself
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Only one picture???
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Awsum report, I'm still waiting for oldman's one picture report of a fish caught. Ha Ha
    I think old man secretly catches lots of fish, and docent take picture's.
     
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    I've fished with OMJ and he is to busy catching to take pics.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Thank you. Can't wait to fish with you again.
     
  7. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I love how RC rainbows look less McCloudy and more Coastal
     
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    Nice work. I've been thinking about that fishery lately, and hearing about the hatches makes me think more! How did the water and clarity look?
    -I see rocks in the picture!
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    That's not RC... where the hell is all the snow and ice? Always a stop in route to and from other MT venues... still a big time favorite too many.
     
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    Thanks for the report. Probably my destination for my next foray early next week weather/wind permitting.
     
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    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Maybe this year I'll get to fish it on the way to Kelly!
     
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    Nice report Kyle. I fished the lower end a week ago and then up high today and had decent luck nymphing. There were a few midges crawling up on the snow banks and even a few really dark colored brown caddis.
    Is it odd to see those caddis this time of year?
    Chris
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I see caddis a lot early season in ak... By that I mean late april
     

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