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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 31st, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 91 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The creeks have been getting their normal summer pressure and it's starting to show. That being said, there are still good numbers of fish in the creek and they're still eating. They're just transitioning into their normal spring creek moods. You'll have to be on your A game if you want to fool a few but that's the whole point of fishing the creeks anyway! The morning and evening spinner falls have been good and the fish have keyed in on these bugs. PMDs are starting to taper off with Sulphurs taking their place. Also, a few folks have been pricking some fish on smaller hoppers. Being stealthy and using 7x has been the M.O.

The creeks and our guides have been getting booked solid as of late so calling the shop to see what's available is in your best interest if you want to get a day on the water. 333.4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 28th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
We continue to have guides on the spring creeks multiple days a week.  Reports have been getting a little thinner and with less bravado than the past month plus.  Mind you, it's not bad at all, just that things have hit their mid summer swing for the spring creeks. There are still plenty of choosy fish to fish over as there were a couple weeks ago.  You just have to really be on your game to have days where you are truly racking up the numbers!   PMDs are still the mainstay, but in dwindling numbers and hatches are becoming that much shorter in duration.  Some days there are still good emergences, others not so much at all.  And the fish are most definitely reacting to this.  They are getting quite particular.  Seems that emerging mayflies aren't enough to get them juiced at all.  A good spinnerfall however has.  So think about that when you first get to the creeks in the AM or if you can stand it to stay late....  They are not pushovers at all. Persistence and vey good presentations and 7X are required! If you see the occasional rise from a bank eater and don't see any mayflies, think terrestrials, and very carefully feed him an ant, beetle, or even some tricked out small hopper and get ready.

The creeks and our guides have been getting booked solid as of late so calling the shop to see what's available is in your best interest if you want to get a day on the water. 333.4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 22nd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Things are slowing a bit on the spring creeks.  They've been so darn good- as good as they get- and from some old timers, as good as ever, that it was bound to happen sometime soon.  PMDs are still the mainstay coming off most days, but in dwindling numbers and in shorter lengths.  Some days there are still good emergences, others not so much at all.  And the fish are most definitely reacting to this.  They are getting quite particular.  Seems that emerging mayflies aren't enough to get them juiced at all.  A good spinnerfall however has.  So think about that when you first get to the creeks in the AM or if you can stand it to stay late....  They are not pushovers at all. Persistence and vey good presentations and 7X are required! If you see the occasional rise from a bank eater and don't see any mayflies, think terrestrials and very carefully feed him an ant or beetle and get ready.

The creeks and our guides have been getting booked solid as of late so calling the shop to see what's available is in your best interest if you want to get a day on the water. 333.4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 15th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
PMDs are the mainstay coming off everyday with good to great consistency. Though there has been consistent pressure on the fish as they are one of the only options around, the amount of bugs hatching has kept the trout feeding and our anglers bent. The spring creeks continue to be a very solid option while the Yellowstone keeps coming into shape.  Getting reservations on the creeks is not the easiest right now however as most rods are already reserved.  Call to check, cancellations have been happening...

Sight nymphing to the staging fish until the hatch really cranks up- sometime around 10AM with a bubbleback, splitback, sawyer, or thread nymph imitation has been a great way to start the morning. Once the bugs do start, the fish have been fedding well.  They are not pushovers though. Persistence and vey good presentations and 7X are required! If you see the occasional rise from a bank eater and don't see any mayflies, run an ant or beetle over him and get ready.

The creeks and our guides have been getting booked solid as of late so calling the shop to see what's available is in your best interest if you want to get a day on the water. 333.4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - July 11th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The creeks continue to be a fantastic option while the Yellowstone keeps coming into shape. Though there has been consistent pressure on the fish as they are one of the only options around, the amount of bugs hatching has kept the trout feeding and our anglers bent. PMDs are still coming off everyday in mass. Arriving early and fishing a bubbleback, splitback, sawyer, or thread nymph imitation has been a great way to start the morning. Sight nymphing to the staging fish the name of the game until the hatch really cranks up- sometime around 10AM. Once the bugs do start the fish have been chowing. If you see the occasional rise from a bank eater and don't see any mayflies, run an ant or beetle over him and get ready.

The creeks have been getting booked solid as of late so calling the shop to see what's available is in your best interest if you want to get a day on the water. 333.4401
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 20th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Depuys had good PMD action and many reports of rising fish. Armstrong's is reporting an OK hatch and fish rising when it isn't windy. Nelson's has similar report - rising to PMD's - mainly during calmer skies. The big fish are in there - reports of 20" risers.  Best bet is to go with PMD dry on 5x tippet and an emerger on 6x trailing.