Wilson creek getting better
by, 11-01-2012 at 12:06 AM (411 Views)
This past week at Wilson Creek I and many others who I talked to had a great amount of success. I fished a total of three days both morning and afternoon catching about 40-55 a day. Most of the fish that I hooked into where all brookies and I believe this is due to the fact that the water was higher then usual when the fish were released. The water temp was in the low 50's and the high temp at mid day was about 68. I was using my usual G-Loomis NRX with a Ross Evolution in a 5wt, however this year more then most I have been hooking into bigger fish then the years before. I recently got a few rods from Pieroway Rod Company in Canada and a few new ross reels in 6wt that I want to try out this weekend. I feel they might help out with the bigger fish and may aid in casting heavy flies toward deeper fish.
The flies I used this weekend are as follows:
Yellow Stimulators #12-14
Blue Wing Olives #18-20
San Juan #12
Midges in Green Red and Black #16-18 and 20 if the water is clear.
Things to remember this coming weekend is the sever drop in temp that is going to be hitting the hilltops this weekend and the snow melt from Tennessee that is going to cool down the streams a good bit. Usually this means that the fish are going to start targeting smaller flies. Another thing to remember is that many larger mayfly species will die when cold fronts drop the air temp very quickly. I like to take this opportunity to use flies that emulate spinners. Sometimes instead of changing flies or if I don't have any spinners i will just cut the top and bottom hackle fibers off an adams or other traditional mayfly pattern.
Tight Lines Y'all!!!