Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blue River, Grant County 03/06/10

Page 33 on your Delorme Map, D7. I accessed the Blue River off Bowers Road, which is off county highway G, in the Snow Bottom State Natural Area.
I fished the Blue at around 4 p.m. Seems as if I had the whole place to myself. Wonderful solitude. Scared up a large buck, I was being so quiet.
Grey midges present. Light surface feeding. Hooked and lost one on a #14 gold beadhead Hare's Ear.

Big Green River, Grant County 03/06/10

Page 33 on your Delorme map, D4. I fished off County Road K, just north of Werley.
1:30 p.m. Plenty of grey midges, some surface-feeding. Wading below riffles, 50 yards downstream from the bridge.
Caught 9" rainbow, 36" below a strike indicator, small split shot 6" up from a #14 beadhead prince nymph. Got very cold water down my right hip wader. Was having so much fun that I kept fishing anyway. Was a very cold ride home!

Crooked Creek, Grant County 03/06/10

Page 33 of your DeLorme Map, 5D. Section north of Town Hall Road, off Highway 61.
I encountered Crooked Creek at possibly the worst time to fish it. Just past 11 a.m. Sun overhead, water perfectly clear. The trout were plentiful and extra-wary.
V-Shaped banks made it extremely difficult to sneak up on these fish, but still a lot of fun. In one 25' section I saw an estimated 75 trout. None were bigger than 15" but still I was encouraged by their numbers.