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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 24th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Clouds hanging around as well as tolerable wind conditions shoujld make for another very good day on the spring creeks.  Midges are there and going throughout the day.  Today should see good baetis activity in early to mid afternoon and rolling through the early evening hours.  Caddis are present as well.  Although not like they are on the Yellowstone.  Still, fish will eat caddis pupa and emergers.  Good nymphing can be had most of the day.  Look for risers on midges in the AM hours.  Blue wing emergence is early to mid PM with the clouds.  If the sun breaks through, the baetis may tail off until the clouds roll in again.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Be aware that there are still quite a few spawners in the creeks so pay attention to where and how you are wading.  The rainbow redds look like saucer shaped super clean gravel depressions in the shallow, fast moving waters.  It's likely that you will physically see fish on or very near these spots.  These are rainbows that are likely actively spawning .  Let's leave them alone and let them do their thing.  And wading through these areas can be detrimental to the success of the eggs hatching and becoming the next generation of wild MT trout.  If you think it might be a redd, stay off!  Go around and wade away from these locations.  There are plenty of other spots to fish on the spring creeks besides the big spawning beds....And thank you for your consideration.

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 19th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Clouds hanging around as well as tolerable wind conditions shoujld make for another very good day on the spring creeks.  Midges are there and going throughout the day.  Today should see good baetis activity in early to mid afternoon and rolling through the early evening hours.  Good nymphing can be had all day.  Look for risers on midges this AM.  And hopefully will continue through with the blue wing emergence.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Be aware that there are still quite a few spawners in the creeks so pay attention to where and how you are wading.  The rainbow redds look like saucer shaped super clean gravel depressions in the shallow, fast moving waters.  It's likely that you will physically see fish on or very near these spots.  These are rainbows that are likely actively spawning .  Let's leave them alone and let them do their thing.  And wading through these areas can be detrimental to the success of the eggs hatching and becoming the next generation of wild MT trout.  If you think it might be a redd, stay off!  Go around and wade away from these locations.  There are plenty of other spots to fish on the spring creeks besides the big spawning beds....And thank you for your consideration.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 12th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Showers
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Rain showers and very little if any wind today= great fishing on the spring creeks! Midges are there and going throughout the day.  Today should be are really good baetis day come early to mid afternoon and rolling through the early evening hours.  Good nymphing can be had all day.  Look for risers on midges this AM.  And hopefully will continue through with the blue wing emergence.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 5th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Snowy
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Snow and very little if any wind today= great fishing on the spring creeks! Midges are there and going throughout the day.  Today should be are really good baetis day come early to mid afternoon and rolling through the early evening hours.  Good nymphing can be had all day.  Look for risers on midges this AM.  And hopefully will continue through with the blue wing emergence.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - April 2nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Fishing on the spring creeks remains consistently the same-- good on the days when the wind remains relatively light.  A bit tougher on the days its is nuking.  Seems that we can't quite win it all.  IE that is to get that day that we get warmer temps without the wind.  Can we get this?  Yep. Hopefully I'll be around for that day and fishing the spring creeks!

Midges are there.  So are Baetis. They should be increasingly important. Good nymphing can be had most days.  Dry fly fishing depends on that wind thing we already talked about.  Streamers?  You bet!  Small black or dark olive streamers placed in the juicy looking structure spots will see their share of good takes.  So, the whole story goes- be flexible, make it fun.

Call the shop if you are thinking of coming over and we can give you the up to date weather reports

 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - March 26th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
There have been good reports coming in from anglers fishing Depuy's.  Midge hatches have been consistent in the afternoon and the baetis are just around the corner.  CDC midges, Griffith's Gnats, and Hackle Stackers will all catch fish on top.  Zebra midges in red and black under a pinch on indicator will cover your nymph needs.