|Spring BWO nymph|
SO!! As title says, I have made 50th & 51st visits to DePuy Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com) yesterday and today, respectively, which means I have caught up with last year's days with Winter Pass!!
Here's analysis. As of today (Feb 15), I visited 51 days out of 124 days (since Oct 15, 2012) = I visited every 2.4 days. And 58 days left till April 14th, 2013. Let's see how many more days I will make at DePuy's. But also I have to visit Armstrong's (www.armstrongspringcreek.com) and float & fish Yellowstone River once it warms up!!
Yesterday I was the only one at creek. I found unidentified & mysterious foot-prints along banks!!?? Is this Japanese Kappa??
Fishing was average. I had fun anyway on this snow yet calm day. One little brown had a particular mark/stain/tattoo.........
Today, this is what I did for the first couple of hours. Again, check "Trout Food Sources" page above to see my effort!!
Then, I can't emphasize how delighted I was with this catch!!
From "SUCKER" experience of the other day, I've been designing Sucker Minnow (baby sucker) imitations. In my opinion and observation, now is not a quite appropriate time to test streamers (as trout are not really eager to move). But at least I could test how it would be cast, sink, and swim. I was fishing very slow and deep. This little one took it so aggressively!! I guess I'm in a right track!! I will keep testing (and catching!!). Then I will show you recipes (yes, I have a few versions for trails)!!
This year, I don't really set "how-many-days" line. I just fish!! See you along the creek!!