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Mar Thu 29, 2018 8:45 am
Arriving at 7:00 am to an empty lot and a full bladder, I paid homage to the fishing gods for mid-week day trips. The morning was cool and crisp and just perfect for a day of wading the creek. While donning my fly fisher costume I decided to go with hippies rather than the chest waders, they’re much more suitable for later homage’s. Grabbing my 2wt. glass rod and a box of bugs I hit the trail. The water was a little stained and the sky overcast so I went with a black micro bugger hitting the slower water near shore and letting it drift through the pocket. No interest in the black bug, so working my way down creek and switching fly’s I tried PTN, and other small bugs all dark in color. After many flies and no fish I decided to go rouge and flip a #10 sparse white and tan clouser with gold bead chain eyes….Bingo
The bows were loving it, especially stripping in after the swing. I ended the day with my biggest rainbow fat and long, longer than my homemade wicker net…just kidding, my net was bought at Cabela’s bargain cave.
Mar Thu 29, 2018 8:49 am
Good well written report, thanks.
Mar Thu 29, 2018 9:11 am
Good stuff Mack. Don't be afraid to razz the conventional guys back
Mar Thu 29, 2018 9:23 am
mack wrote:Arriving at 7:00 am to an empty lot and a full bladder
I bet by 7:03 you filled the empty lot.
Mar Thu 29, 2018 10:01 am
Thanks for the great report, Mack.
I agree - nothing like mid-week day trips. Solitude.
Mar Thu 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Nice report. They like the shine a lot. Small gold beads on everything that caught me fish at apple river.
Jun Tue 19, 2018 11:48 pm
Been away for awhile...
But for buggers try the Czech style jig buggers if you haven’t already. Get down quicker and hang up less.
Speaking of...most of the Czech/tactical nymphs are amazing as droppers or on their own for the trout there.
Oct Fri 04, 2019 8:13 am
FYI...The fall 2019 FFC&R season at Rock Creek has been cancelled due to high water...bummer
Oct Fri 04, 2019 5:12 pm
IL DNR are morons.
The Kankakee is at 6000 cfs and dropping. I’ve waded the creek when the river was at 14000 with little issues.
Any word about if they are actually stocking it? Other sites say it’s delayed but no note about that for Rock Creek.
Oct Sat 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Heard from a local it will be in November. KKK is muddy as of yesterday. Saw no one fishing.
Oct Sat 05, 2019 4:18 pm
I believe they will stock, but the early season is cancelled. Catch and keep opens on the 19th
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