Rocky Ford

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by flybum101, Jan 2, 2017.

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  1. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    The hatcheries have a deal with the state for what I believe are some water rights. The hatcheries provide the stocking of the creek. Sometimes they will throw in small catchable sized fish of 5"-10", sometimes they will throw in a mix of 12"-16" fish (these are my favorites, very ready to eat a fly and still not so jaded that they actually fight), then they will occasionally toss in a bunch of their old brood stock. I've seen some truly stupid monsters caught during those times. I landed one during one of those times that "only" measured out at 28" but its girth was just plain stuuuuupid. I placed my pinky on the top of its back and stretched my hand as far as it would go towards its belly. My thumb was still a good 2 maybe 2 1/2" away and my hand span is almost 9". You do the math.

    As for ticks and snakes, yes there are some ticks, and some snakes, but really not that big of deal.

    Now why is the Ford being talked about in the stillwater section?
     
  2. Gyrfalcon2015

    Gyrfalcon2015 Wild Trout forever

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    That is that brief window between the bad creatures on both sides. Well done ! I have heard, though, that the Soap Lake Werewolf "may" sometimes follow night fisherman around-unbeknownst to those flicking the night flies : o
     
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    8 degrees and a hoot today Screenshot_20170105-160014.png
     
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    @Freestone - you obviously need a bigger net!
     
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  5. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Glad you to to fish today....work sucked! That's one skinny ugly old fish...:(
     
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    She wasn't skinny. Just a bad pic. And I think she is beautiful lol
     
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    I'll take the ugly girl any day over one like this:D Screenshot_20170105-171544.png
     
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    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Dang! I looked at the picture again and it looks like she read what I said and is sad now....sorry old girl. You just have a big head and tail, you'd look better in the dark at about 2:00 AM! :eek:!
     
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    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I like the success that has been shown at RF. Nice reports / pics. Freestone, you are tough......

    If you don't like ticks, rattle snakes, scorpions, black widows, stick to the wet side. The dry side is what it is with all these critters. It is "the desert".

    MB
     
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    I wish it had monster browns!! I'd even say screw it and fish the ditch. But doesn't, so I will keep passing on the Ford.
     
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    The only time I ever fished RF was two nights before I moved away from WA. I figured I had to give it a shot. I got there about 10 on and fished a big black woolly bugger and managed one decent fish. I switched to a big white woolly bugger and had the most unbelievable night of my life. 10 fish, the SMALLEST of which was 23", the biggest I would estimate at 10 pounds, but who the hell knows. It was disgustingly big. This was at the end of December, guides were freezing, and coyotes were howling all around me.

    I've always wanted to go back

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    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Now that's funny! Look ma...I'm famous now, thanks b_illymac! :)
     
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    hoot, huh? Hmmm, I won't translate that here on the forum but I'm pretty sure I know what that means. NICELY DONE. Were you drifting that jig under an indicator? PM if you like.
     
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    Gyrfalcon2015 Wild Trout forever

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    Have any of you fine folks ever seen a Giant Waterbug at RF? I am not kidding, they are unreal creatures! I have been fishing at or near dark and heard a weird noise on the shoreline, and put the light on the sound to see a crazy looking/cockroach looking "thing" cleaning itself, it's legs contorting here and they..preening like a coot.
    Big dragonfly nymphs are not top dog in the water.

    http://www.beneficialbugs.org/bugs/Giant_Water_Bug/giant_water_bug.htm