Rock Creek Fishing Report: From Kamp Cook
By Kjel

Posted: April 3, 2012

Saturday turned out to be a day I couldn’t afford to not take advantage of. I needed to get out of the house and enjoy the sun. So I grabbed the dog, my girlfriend, 2 fishing poles and a sandwich and we set out on an aimless drive to somewhere. I thought a drive up Rock Creek didn’t sound too bad, so off we went.

The roads were not as bad as people had made them sound. Just enough mud to finally force me to wash my truck when we got back. The water was starting to get a little cloudy, but nothing terrible. You can tell that it is only a matter of time before the spring runoff will blow it out.

It was about 3pm when I reached my favorite spot. I was without a fly rod, so I figured a flashy Panther Martin would get the fish’s attention no matter how the waters visibility was. After a couple casts into a proven hole. The Panther Martin wasn’t doing me any good. My short attention span had me trying another method in no time. I tied on a Rapala CD-1 sinking lure in a Brown Trout pattern and gave it a cast. Within the first couple cranks I had a 10″ Brown on the other end of the line. The rest of the day stayed pretty steady minus the break I took to eat the sandwich and having to occasionally move 100 yards up/down stream to give each hole a break.
The fishing was so much fun, with a total of 22 fish ranging from 8-12 inches.

K.C. Kloppel
Production Director
Townsquare Media-Missoula

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