March 15, 2014

Ah, spring.

This is the down time of year for me. The water is still cold and run off hasn't started yet. I usually visit the Henry's Fork for the BWO hatches but the river temps are still below 40 degrees and BWO need warmer water temps to hatch. Yes, there are midges hatching but the fish are too cold to really get excited when the water is 36-38 degrees F.

Still, I've been out over the past few weeks. I visited two small mountain streams recently and did catch some smaller mountain trout.

I also fished, for the first time, the little stream (or creek) that flows right through the middle of my town. This creek is completely surrounded by private land its whole way, but I talked to a rancher at church the other week and he gave me permission to trespass on his land and fish the creek.

My home town creek. Tough fishing due to the riparian vegetation.

I didn't know what to expect. I've heard stories from some of the kids in town that there are fish in the creek and they catch them, but I've never actually seen anyone with fish from the creek. The old timers talk up a good story about trout in the creek but that was in the 30's, 40's and 50's. So to me, the creek was a big unknown.

Here is a video of two of the creeks, one mountain and the other is the creek in my town. Nothing exciting but I did catch fish. I hooked a few on my home town creek, but I had problems getting them to net.


  1. I always enjoy your videos . Come over to uk for some of out rivers

    1. Hi Mark,

      I've been to the UK twice, but I never had a chance to fish. I'm planning on getting over there in 2015 and at that time I'll try to do some fishing in Yorkshire or vicinity. Trying to find out where to go, how the licensing works and who to fish with will be a challenge!

  2. Very nice video! It is cool to see that some very small streams have a rich population of salmonids to play with.

    1. Thanks Christophe. I really enjoy small streams, as I see you do too from your blog.

  3. Very good fishing in small streams, my favorite ... thanks for sharing


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