Rocky Ford Creek

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  1. lw

    lw New Member

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    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
     
  2. Al

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    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
     
  3. Mike

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  4. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    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. Woollyworm

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    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.
     
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    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
     
  7. Paul Huffman

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    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. Woollyworm

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    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
     
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    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?
     
  10. Paul Huffman

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    Sounds like I could do better closer to home(Yakima).
     

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