Rock Creek Report 3/16/2013

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kyle Smith, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    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
     
  2. DonChilds

    DonChilds Have Spey Will Travel

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

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Only one picture???
     
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  4. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    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.
     
  5. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

    I've fished with OMJ and he is to busy catching to take pics.
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    I love how RC rainbows look less McCloudy and more Coastal
     
  8. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

    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!
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    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.
     
  10. NukeLDO

    NukeLDO Member

    Thanks for the report. Probably my destination for my next foray early next week weather/wind permitting.
     
  11. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Maybe this year I'll get to fish it on the way to Kelly!
     
  12. Builder

    Builder Member

    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
     
  13. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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