Stino and I decided to get out while we could and we didn’t tell our girlfriends. We opted for the 10 – minute drive to Pickwick Creek to get the fishing in before it gets dug up by Trout Unlimited. The creek is slated to get “habitat improvement” for the introduced exotic Brown Trout.
I appreciate wild creeks that do not have artificial overhead cover installed by heavy machinery, steel reed bar poles pounded into the bed rock, artificially created runs, riffles and pools, and the natural trees that provided fish and angler cover and shade from the sun. Our time appreciating this creek in its wild natural form is limited so we hunted it.
We found Light Hendrickson mayflies emerging and willing trout feeding on them. Although we didn’t catch huge fish the small ones were plentiful. I fished a #14 Adams and took several fish and enjoyed the tree and poinsonous plant lined pathless banks of this gem of a creek. That will all change.