03-31-2005, 07:54 AM
With Deer Creek out of the question for the weekend, I was thinking of heading up to Hunting Creek near Thurmont to try and take advantage of the catch & release area. Does anyone have any advice on fishing this section of the creek? Are there good hatches going off now?
03-31-2005, 09:12 AM
Use a prince and catch em up.
Always works there for me except in hot summer months.
Capt Mike Starrett
03-31-2005, 09:43 AM
any size suggestions? should I just use it as a dropper, or nymph it?
I haven't seen HC since the recent rain. But its my guess its flowing med/heavy and fairly clear. Also take along some little black and little brown stonefly dries, size #16 or so in case you run into any surface activity. Similar fluttering caddis should also work.
I fished upper Owens Creek on Tuesday in heavy, clear flow. Caught 6 brookies up to 9.5" on unnamed streamer while moving downstream. Saw lots of brand new, 1" young-of-year brookies in the shallows. Looks like a good hatch so far and the hatch is still on going.
03-31-2005, 12:22 PM
If we don't get anymore rain, Deer Creek could be good by tomorrow. I've done well there when the water is stained. Fish bright flies and get well below the surface. I think that's where I'm going this weekend if the rains keeps the flow under 400cfs.