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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.  
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - August 8th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
You'll have to be on your A game if you want to fool the spring creek trout right now, but that's the whole point of fishing the creeks anyway!  That being said, there are still good numbers of fish in the creek and they're still eating- just on their terms more than ours generally. The mornings are for the most part a midge feeding activity and hopefully there is an evening spinner fall that occurs.  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.  
 
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