Post By: refisherman Posted: 10/5/2012 9:49:50 PM Points: 258
Heading up to fish Bear Creek in the morning any one know where the Browns would be and what they would be bitting on since they are Spawning. Went their last week and I tried , they were jumping like crazy but wouldn't touch a thing. Any tips on how to fish Bear Creek at this time of year?
Pretty much all of the fish in that creek are browns, so just look in typical areas that always hold fish. Don't change where you fish, just change how you fish. Fish more aggressively with streamers and egg patterns.
Good luck. Don't mess with the fish that are actively spawning and please C&R.
Reply by: fishing bum Posted: 10/6/2012 12:01:50 AM Points: 372
Refisherman, Like brookie said egg patterns/ stremers are starting to produce some realy nice fish, but the fish still are keying on copper john's, san juan's, etc... When you see the fish start to rise/jump try switching over to BWO's or try to match whatever is on top of the water. If you would like to meet up and catch a ton of fish/ exchange some fishing strategies email me at email@example.com ill be down there Sunday and Monday. Tightlines!!!!
In the morning, Elk Hair Caddis - #14 or #16with a BH Hare's Ear dropper-#20 or #22-, about 20" off. As it warms up, #20 BWO with an RS2 dropper, #20 or #22, again about 20" off. Short line, long leader, upstream. They're everywhere you're able to fish.Rainbows too.
This is probably the very best time to fish Bear Creek. The browns are growing their teeth and are very active, the rainbows, for whatever reason, are acting the same. I've caught many nice fish in the last few days, today they just ground to pieces two bead head Hare's Ear nymphs.
Assuming you're fishing the stretch between Bear Creek Lake and Evergreen Lake, please try to practice better fish handling methods. Rainbow trout in that stretch are catch and release only, returning them to the water immediately doesn't include placing them in the dirt first. Thank you.