Rocky Ford Creek

lw

New Member
#1
I was wanting to try out Rocky Ford Creek this week, and was wondering if someone could answer a couple of questions.

Are waders needed on the Creek? I thought I read that there was no wading.

And, is the fishing better between the hatchery, and the private property, or the other side of the private property. I do have a map of the area.

Is it mostly chronomids and scuds they like? Any use for dry flies?

I hope this isn't too many quesitons. I hear great things about the fish there. I'm really excited, and hope someone can help make my chances of landing a fat trout a little better.

Thanks,

L
 

Al

New Member
#2
Was there today and so were about a dozen others. It will be crowded over the holidays, I am sure.

No waders needed, but waterproof your 9" boots.

I might suggest reading an earlier report "Hot Ford" - It will tell you what to use and the gear. It worked today.::LOVEIT

Al
 

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
#4
I wonder if I fly into Ephrata if I can walk over to the creek. It looks like a couple miles from the airport. I wonder if the airport has a courtesty junker.
 
#5
Do you have your own aircraft? I'm not sure that any commercial flights actually land in Ephrata. However, I've never really checked into it that thoroughly, either.

It would be a lenghty hike from Ephrata to the creek.
 
#6
It's about 5 miles due East, but you better have a lot of water in the summer, and some really warm clothes in the winter. Fall or Spring are probably your best bet:BIGSMILE
 

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
#7
Yes, a Cessna 172.

The Gazetteer shows the airport on the east side of town, and the creek about three miles away across blank landscape. I wonder if there's an easy way thru if I bring a bike.

No floats, however. Wouldn't that just frost 'em if I landed on the strip of blue.
 
#8
If you could plot a course directly from the airport that'd be pretty sweet. I guess you'd just have to make sure you weren't going to run into any private land issues, big fences or other obstacles. It could make for a bumpy, but fun mountain bike ride.

good luck
 

DW

New Member
#9
Hey...I went out there yesterday (Take a right onto hatchery rd., follow it to the hatchery, then take a left. Go straight to the second parking area and then go across the street to the water.)

Anyhow, there were about 6 people fishing the entire day and I only saw/heard of one fish being caught. I had a few bites here and there, but nothing. Oh, it's also snowing...so bring some warm clothes.

I went through my whole box and the only thing that I got a bite on was a scud. That's also what the guy caught his on.

The fish are visual, just not bitin'. How's everyone else doing?