Fishing Reports

3 reports total
Paradise Valley Spring Creeks - June 30th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The spring creeks continue to fish well, as PMDs have been hatching for quite some time now.  Fish can be taken on Sawyer PTs, Bubbleback PMDs, and the PMD Thread Nymph under an indicator early on in the day.  As soon as the hatch starts it is time to switch to dries.  PMD Hackle Stackers, CDC emergers, and Rusty Spinners all in size 16 and 18 have been guide favorites.  If Mr. Brown Trout on the bank won't eat a PMD, switch it up to an ant or a beetle and hold on.  Sulphers shoud be around the corner, stay tuned...
 
Paradise Valley Spring Creeks - June 23rd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The spring creeks in the valley (Armstrong, Nelson, & Depuy) are all experiencing good to great fishing right now and offer area anglers some excellent opportunities to fish on cyrstal clean waters where it seems that other local choices have challenging conditions either with water clarity or higher flows or both.  The creeks are not affected by snowmelt runoff and have consistently clear, cold waters chock full of healthy trout.  The hardest part is getting a reservation as all 3 are limited by the number of rods that can fish on any given day.  There have been some single rods and an occasional pair of rods available so calling ahead is a must.  Rod fees are $100/angler/day

PMDs are the name of the game right now and the hatches have continued to be quite good.  A little cloud cover as well as a light breeze, just enough to take the glassy effect off the water all help an angler with making the fish a little less difficult to fish to.  These are by no means easy fish to catch.  You'll earn your fish that come to hand out here.

Before the hatch gets going and again later after the hatch subsides, short leash nymphing with the "spring creek rig" works great.  Cress bugs, scuds as well as Sawyer PTs & thin bodied PMD thread nymphs and the like are great first flies to have on 6X tippet about 3 feet from a small pinch on indicator.  Follow these with a dropper midge pupa, or soft hackle PMD nymph of choice should get you in business.  Once the hatch starts, switching to a PMD emerger just under the surface as the bugs first start and then to a PMD dry with an emerger dropper is the go-to as the hatch intensifies.

Happy hunting....
 
Paradise Valley Spring Creeks - April 28th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Overcast Skies=Baetis.  The spring creeks have been rock solid as of late and only look to keep that status through the coming weeks.  With continued overcast weather predicted for the near bit anyway, the baetis hatches have been very good to great.  Picking the days without as much wind have been hard to do, but those that are on the creeks without it blowing like crazy have been treated to some excellent fishing.  Nymphing is outstanding.  Dry fly afficianados are getting their fix too.