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Rock Creek

Daily River Report

July 21, 2014

Fishing has been stellar on Rock Creek in the mornings and evenings with an afternoon lull for a nice ciesta by the river bank.  With the clouds rolling in the last couple of days that afternoon lull isn't as long.  Let's hope clouds stick around this week...  Right now the biggest hatches are PMD's in the morning and Caddis in the evening.  Fishing a PMD Cripple or P-Haze has been very effective in the mornings.  Caddis in the evening just before dark are getting some looks.  Try a Peacock Caddis or Snow Shoes Caddis for those splashy risers.  Small Hoppers, Beetles and Ants are all taking fish during the rest of the day when there aren't any bugs hatching.  Nymphing is there in the deep runs and where tributaries are dumping in.  Put on a Reckoner, Purple Berger, PT or Prince under your hopper.

There are serious log jams below upper fire ring and Siria Campground in the section known as the "war zone"  Avoid this float as portaging isn't really an option.  Other than those issues, the rest of the creek looks clear of log jams and floating obstructions for now.

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