California Small Creek

#1
Fished a small mid elevation creek today. The area around us was just starting to clear the smoke from all the fires we've been having. I caught and landed 55 rainbows from about 2 miles of this creek. My buddy caught far more than me. Most were between 5"-7" with a few going 9"-11" or so. All were caught on #14-#16 stimulators, but I think anything floating would have drawn a rise. Was quite a trip.

Steve

The Creek.


One on the hook.


Nuther wild one to hand.


Buddy with one.


Biggest pool on creek. Gave up 4 fish.


Average rainbow caught.


Stalking the trout.


Handling the fish.


Buddy working it.


Pretty plunge pool.
 
#4
Nice report. Am a big small stream fan. This stream reminds me of Taneum Creek on the East slope of the Cascades. Grew up with a trout stream (Kelsey creek) in my backyard. I fished most of the creeks in southwest Wisconsin while getting my MBA.
 
#7
Thanks for the kind words. Love that creek and the other lil ones close by. You can have the big rivers. The camera I used is an older Nikon Coolpix 5200. 5 mega pixel. It does a pretty decent job.

Steve
 
#10
Thanks Gary. This creek is the size I was expecting when I planned on fishing Icicle Creek up in your neck of the woods last year? Our creeks run a wee bit smaller than the creeks up north and our scenery isn't as pretty.

Steve
 
#11
Welcome to the world of mykiss nelsoni note the parr marks and dark lateral line across the eye if you cheched the pallet the may even had basilbranckial teeth. I have seen these fish get quite large in small streams and are the true natives down there
 
#14
Hey,
Gorgeous country! Could this be the identical stream I where I got in dangerous trouble last Saturday, caught between the huge plants and the boulders, and had to be evacuated? I would appreciate knowing, and if you prefer to send a private email, you can reach me at jgofor@yahoo.com.
Many thanks,
Judith