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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.
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - January 6th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Wintertime on the spring creeks.  Can be a great option for fishing this time of year!  Being a spring creek, the waters here are much more moderated in temps.  Trout in the creeks are active for a bit longer than in the river.  But it's still winter, so it's not like the summertime when fish are on the feed much more consistently.  Look for the deeper slower places on the creek. You can likely see the fish stacked up in there.  Nymphing is going to be the most likely means to get a bend in your rod.  Think small whether it's eggs, flossy san juans, or midge patterns.  Think simple as well.  Thinly dressed patterns without flashy beadheads have a greater tendency to find their way into a trout's mouth on the creeks.

You know what's not bad about the creeks in the winter besides the fishing opportunities?  Off season rates!  $40/day sure beats the Ben Franklin from high season.  Want to fish the creeks frequently in the off season?  Get a seasons pass on Depuy's for $400.00 and it's good until April 15th.  Fish 10 days and you're paid up.  Fish more, and, well, you can do the math on that one.

Feel free to call us for conditions and up to date info  406-333-4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - October 7th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Early October on the spring creeks.  Like most things this season, "normal" fall like conditions with cooler temps, overcast skies, and good baetis action has been slow to develop.  But it's here, now, so take advantage!  Look for fish midging in the morning hours.  You can choose to go after the selective surface risers with midge emerger patterns or nymph them with pupa and subsurface baetis nymphs, sow bugs, small san juans, and the like until the main baetis hatch activity starts midday and rolls through the afternoon.  Given the right conditions (low light, relatively warm air, and no wind) you can get a good spinner fall late as well prolonging the day!  All in all, a great time to be on the creeks! 

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 22nd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Things are slowly turning to fall type activities on the spring creeks.  Reports have been mixed still, but getting better.  There have been some more reliable hatches now and better midges as well to add to the ever present terrestrial action that has been the staple for some time now.  Had word that the other day there was decent baetis in the morning and that while it was cool in the AM, fish were actively feeding on both baetis as well as midges and that fishing was good.  Once it got hot around the middle of the day, things subsided and it was back to the doldrums.  We need some distinct weather events to move in..... It would be nice to see some cloudy days in the 60s with scattered showers or at least some kind of chance of that.  No wind would be welcome too...  If wishes could come true.....
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 5th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 90 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
The action on the spring creeks has been decent. Not fantastic by any means.  It's honestly been spotty on the reports.  There's just really not that many fishermen that have been focusing on the spring creeks at the moment.  Late summer fare on the creeks is never easy.  7x is the rule generally, 8x if you can stand it.  And there's not a ton in the way of hatches that are consistent except maybe the midges. But then, they are around pretty much all the time...  The mornings are for the most part going to be the better midge feeding activity for the day.  Middle of the day through the afternoon is terrestrials like ants, beetles, and smaller hoppers.
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - August 13th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Not the easiest on the spring creeks at the moment.  Mid summer conditions with little to zero hatch activity reported. What there are of the PMDs is sparse.  Otherwise it's sulphers which have been OK. The mornings are for the most part a midge feeding activity and hopefully there is late afternoon/evening midging again or possibly a spinnerfall.  Middle of the day is a good time to quietly keep moving at a slow steady pace hitting each likely looking spot with smaller hoppers. Being stealthy and using 7x has been the M.O.