Big Creek, ID

Btwn Beaver and Copper Creek

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
12:30pm to 4:00pm
Best Fishing Time
12:30 to 4:00pm
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Clear - 5'+ visibility
Water Level
Tony Broderick


Fish Caught

Cutthroat Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
5 12" #6 Stimulator
2 15" #6 Stimulator
2 14" #6 Stimulator
1 16" #12 Yellow Elk Hair Caddis
10 13.4"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
3 14" #6 Stimulator
2 12" #12 Yellow Elk Hair Caddis
5 13.2"

Bull Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 16" #6 Stimulator
1 16"

Cutt-bow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
2 11" #6 Stimulator
2 13" #12 Elk Hair Caddis
4 12"
Total: 20 fish Top Patterns: Stimulator (15) Elk Hair Caddis (5)


Sunny X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
48.0°F / 69.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
10% Full (Waning crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

  • #8 Hopper


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

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Fishing Partners

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  45 09' 35" N lat, 115 13' 16" W lon Google Maps


Hiked back 4.3 miles, stopped at 2 hrs from trailhead. Water cold, gin clear. Fished pools, fish were AGGRESSIVE! Just bounced from hole-to-hole back towards TH. Actually quit cuz got tired of catching fish. Used 2 flies - Auburn stimulator (see pics) and #12 EHC - killed them.
Saw 2 bull trout ~ 30+ inches - one tailing like a Spot in the marsh. Totally not equipped to take those monsters on, but damn they were HUGE. The Cutts were bigger fighters, very, very colorful. Few bit the fly, most inhaled the fly, slamming it on the surface. 2 bows attacked from below like 'Air Jaws', launching clear out of water when hit fly.
Took ~4 hrs 15 min from doorstep to trailhead.
Not many camp sites available (rugged terrain) so wiser to stay in Cascade?
Can never go wrong on Big Creek, regardless the drive or hike.