Shell and I decided that the weather was right to head south to Crooked Creek in search of emerging mayflies. We got out of town a bit late and ended up stream side by 3pm. We found every access on the stream to have a car parked at it so we headed to our old reliable spot where the mayflies come in waves.
The weather was sultry in the sun and out of the wind. My stream thermometer read 80 degrees. My watch thermometer also read 80 degrees.
Today, there were only tiny BWO’s hatching for us. The emergence was not heavy so we switched to capturing macro photos of the nymphs on the rocks.
We waited for a bit of time as the Midge started to hatch. More anglers arrived on the stream. We headed downstream to fish.
I caught several fish in oxbow corners on a #6 Panther Martin with a silver blade and a pink body. This single hook spinner afforded me a Brown Trout of 19-inches. Most of the trout were in the 10-15-inch range.
Bella was very excited to see this specific trout. She smothered it with kisses before I let it go.