|Silver Creek Autumn|
Brown trout are now spawning. I took a walk today and found good numbers of large fish on the "Reds". I saw another guide who works for a local Outfitter who I won't mention, with 2 clients trying to hook these spawning fish while on the reds. Bugger all! Can't these guys leave these fish alone while their spawning? Meanwhile Rainbows were rising in the Preserve and I notice my neighbor was hooked up.
The photo above is what the stream looks like this time of year. Not much greenery but brown grassy fields.My neighbor was the only one fishing.
Picabo Livestock has put in another application with the county for a stream alteration permit. This SAP application is for dredging the Creek downstream of the Pond and Kilpatrick bridge. They reconfigured the pond two years ago and flushed tons of sediment downstream. See my prior posts. It settled approximately a mile below the new dam that was constructed. The Pond project was totally botched. Now the pond resembles a lake with little or no current flow. The anglers who pay for drive in access to this ranch were complaining of "lack of fish" and no hatches. Heaps of moaning about lousy fishing conditions. I'm not a bit surprised since I fought this stream alteration project for two years. Now Picabo Livestock Company wants to dredge and clean up the sedimentation they created. What a pity that our county commissioners would hand out a SAP to a livestock company with no prior experience on stream alterations. No doubt they will do it again even though many anglers are opposed to such nonsense.
Another piece of news. Someone has taken it upon themselves to illegally stock hatchery/farm raised rainbow trout in Silver Creek. I've notice many of these mutant trout in the Point of Rocks region. I'm looking elsewhere to figure out their distribution on Silver Creek. Now this is against the law and very inconsiderate and selfish considering the possible implications to our wild trout populations. There's always a opportunity for disease to be introduced. Hopefully this person will be identifed and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
|Silver Creek Spring|
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