Wednesday, October 26, 2011

West Fork of the Kickapoo 9/10/11

My first time on this fabled stream, one of the top 100 trout streams in America, according to Trout Unlimited.

Gorgeous day, not a cloud in the sky and 80 degrees. However, not great conditions for trout fishing. My brother and I got skunked but my Dad got a few on Elk Hair Caddis.

Before heading to the West Fork of the Kickapoo, I was told that hoppers, orange scuds, and cinnamon Elk Hair Caddis were the best patterns. In the 4 hours or so we were there, we did not notice any meaningful hatch activity. There were many fish sighted, but seemed to not be feeding.