Saturday, September 24, 2011

Crooked Creek, Grant County 9/9/11

This beautiful little creek is just south of Boscobel. I accessed it off Route 61, north of town hall road. Fished at 10:30 am. Bright clear conditions. Water perfectly clear. In other words, the trout could see you and were spooky.

Released one 12" brown. Drifted a #14 gold beadhead gold rib hare's ear 15" under an indicator. Had to crawl through jewelweed and stay sitting. Drifted it almost blindly beneath and undercut. That's the only way the trout would not see me.

Also tried a #12 cinnamon elk hair caddis, #14 orange scud, #8 Dave's Hopper.

This stretch was narrow and deep with lots of watercress.