Rock Creek, ID

Pole Line

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
6:00 to 7:30
Best Fishing Time
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 15" #20 Black Elk Hair Caddis Time Caught: 6:00
Fish Depth: < 1'
Water Depth: 1' - 3'
Retrieve: Drift
Notes: Same pool where I caught the 16" brown yesterday.
1 15"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 8" #18 Black Sloth Midge Adult
1 8"
Total: 2 fish Top Patterns: Sloth Midge Adult (1) Elk Hair Caddis (1)


Sunny X
None X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X
Medium - 10 to 15 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
45.0°F / -
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
7% Full (Waxing crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

  • #16 White Caddis pupae
  • #6 Olive Clouser Minnow


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Insect Seining

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I finally saw one of the 17" (at least) browns. He even took my EHC. But then he went deep between some rocks and cut my tippet on a rock edge. That makes 2 very nice fish that I have lost this week due to my tippet getting cut on a rock edge. Hey, I think I know why they call this Rock Creek.

I had a couple decent rainbows on briefly with a caddis pupa.

I'm not sure how I feel about today. It was nice getting another 15" brown, it was nice to see a bigger brown and have him take my EHC, it was nice to have my EHC pattern continue to be productive on the larger fish. But I've got to come up with way to keep my tippet from getting raked along the rock edges when a big fish goes deep.

Time to tie some more EHCs....



This will affect the float a little, but what about using 4x for most of the tippet, then just at the very end go to 5x? That would add quite a bit of strength, but possible increase the drag.

The 15" brown is nice. That's great knowing there are some bigger browns in that pool.


I think that is worth a shot. Maybe I should get some more "Toothy Critter" leader. :^)

I've also thought about setting the hook real hard initially and then giving the line some slack when the fish heads for the rocks, until I can get into a position to retrieve without scraping the rocks. I imagine he'd probably spit the hook out more often than not, but at least there would be a chance of landing him.