Originally Posted by dhayden
Feeling better dean_mt?
Well, I'm back at work today...but "better" is a subjective term!
I was going to give an update last night but I paid the price of spending a day walking through the tall grass with an allergy attack that took me out. This time of the year it's always a trade-off for me spending time outside, particularly the 5 foot tall grasses on the rivers edge...
Anyway, it was a lovely day on Rock Creek. I fished about a 1/2 mile stretch and didn't run into another soul, well not human. I realized just how lucky I was to have a friend with property on the river in that section - it's about a mile downstream and two miles upstream to the nearest public access points, and not many Rock Creek anglers (tourists) walk very far. Yeah, there are houses and people around, but yesterday I lucked out.
A high pressure system pushed down on us yesterday and the clouds where few and far between, but the fish still looked up. The Creek is flowing about 650 cfs, which is optimal wading conditions yet still high enough that you can't get everywhere - about mid July levels. The stonefly hatches are nuts, everything from very little Sallies to very large Goldens were on the water in the afternoon and a few aggressive fish responded. Drakes and a good number of PMDs where in the air as well. I landed a decent brown, a couple cuttbows - of which one was a pretty nice fish, and some small but bright rainbows.
Alright, back to work for me, I've got some catch-up to do!!