Wild Horse Creek
This was our first time testing these foreign waters. Rainbows seem to be the popular species of this creek and I don’t think we ever caught one under 16″. We walked many miles exploring Wild Horse Creek. Along the way we made friends with a deer who lead us to the most deep and hidden holes on the river. We managed to fish numerous bridge pools, and they turned out to produce big fish.
During the few days we spent here this spring we never saw another fisherman and only once was there another car parked at an access site.
Wading fast and deep waters is one of the biggest challenges of the man in charge of the camera.
Wild Horse Creek is a chain of numerous bends and large but sparse fish. Our biggest fish so far this year came out of this creek. Nymphs were the rig for success. We found that rubber legged stone flies and san jaun or copper johns all proved to catch fish. The land in this area consists mostly of farmlands and buck brush. Trying to avoid prickers was impossible, for the lined both sides of the river. Hopefully more management of agricultural use of the river can take place to ensure more consistent habitat for fish. Look for future Wild Horse Creek edits in the following months.