There are a ton of fish in the creek and the fishing is really good right now! The flows are pretty low as we didn't have a huge snow pack last winter but the creek is in good shape. The Caddis migration gets going around 8:30 and the fish are on them! The actual hatch happens mid afternoon. The best patterns right now are the grey para Caddis, E.C. Caddis, Hot Creek Caddis, low profile and para Caddis emerger all in size 20 and 22
The female Tricos are hatching between 8:30 and 9 with the spinners falling around 10. The best Trico patterns are the male and female comparaduns, sprout male trico and the organza spinners all in size 20 and 22.
The BWO hatch has been good from about 10 to 12:30. The flies we are doing the best with are all in size 20 and 22 and they are; para bwo, extended body bwo, para adams, sparkle dun, cdc dun and baetis sprout.
There is a fabulous PMD hatch happening around 10 to10:30 and lasting about an hour and a half. The fish are crazy for them so be sure to have some in your box! We are using para PMD, cdc PMD, hairwing PMD all in size 14, 16. Folks are doing well on the Beetle and some success on the ant.
As always, the Fly Shop is well stocked with all of the best flies, leaders, tippet, gink, powder shake, and most anything else you will need to make the best of you day on the water. We also carry Tee shirts, Simms fishing shirts and hats, sun gloves, buffs and nets. For those of you who are new to spring creek fishing or might just want a “tune up”, we have the best guides in California to make it all happen.
We look forward to seeing you here at the ranch!
Kevin and Lisa