Then, well, I have visited DePuy's Spring Creek OVER 70 DAYS with Winter Pass. As of this typing, there are 15 more days left in the calender (April 14th is the last day). Let me see how many more days I will be at the creek.
Thursday was another nice spring day with NO WINDS. It could be because of that, somehow I didn't see many BWO. I counted two in the air and one on the water during the whole afternoon. However, midges were present and, OH BOY, midges and trout feeding on them offered me some techy situations. I could manage to get hooked with them with this Foam Emerger Type 1.
This is a pump result from the first or second trout. LOOK!! There are some BWO nymphs but they look translucent = being digested a while. Probably from the day before (I was at the River). Instead, midge pupae and adults look they have just been eaten. I was positive and confident that trout were feeding on midges on that afternoon.
I did bring in a nice rainbow too!! Right after my camera's self-timer mode was on, it slipped away.... I was looking at the escapee in probably 5-foot away......
Winged V has been taking (or taken by) trout sipping or slicing emerging nymph below the surface. They tend to be larger among the group of a spot. Their rise form is typically "Dorsal-to-Tail". I aimed them, of course. The very first trout seemed just "from the River"!!
LOOK!! His content was mix of everything while nice 'Bow above contained ascending nymph dominantly!!
Toward the end of BWO hatch, I located another Dorsal Rise. After several unsuccessful casts, I figured out a "perfect angle of presentation". BINGO!!
After BWO hatch was over, there were still rises at the same spot. Midges were still hatching and trout were not full yet in their bellies!! With another perfect angle of presentation, I caught a sipper with Foam E Type 1!!
Today, Saturday, nice spring weather continued (with a little breeze). Midge and BWO hatches were SO-SO. I again started with midges. With the very first decent drift, I caught a little one. Although BWO weren't there yet, I was using a BWO dry as a pilot above tiny midge patterns. Suddenly I heard a gulp!! It was a pretty good size brown!! See how wide its tail is!!
This was the fly, Para Post Emerger...........apparently ruined.....
Finally, BWO started to hatch. Although hatch wasn't as strong as yesterday and rising trout were slightly less, I observed a couple of "Dorsal Rises" as described above. Well, Winged Victory Nymph was gladly taken!!
two duns and one nymph (right side) were taken a while back (getting translucent = somewhat digested). Rest of two nymphs were just taken this afternoon.
For some of readers who are interested in spawning runs, IT'S in FULL SWING!! Lots of large trout are anywhere along the creek!!
I again screwed up a self-timer pic, it captured trout's back!!
If you want to experience great spring fishing & weather in Paradise Valley, now is the time!! Not to mention, daily rod-fee at creeks remains Winter Rate till April 14th. Don't miss it!!