Apple Creek-02-01-2018

Stream Fished: Apple Creek

Date: 02-01-2018

Angler Name: Skip Nault

Angler Age: 77

Angler Home: Wooster

Fishing Tackle: Fly Fishing

Fish Caught: Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout Caught: 15

Comments: Perfect day on Apple Creek with good water flow, 36F, visibility 20″ and a pretty green stain.  Had 17 hookups, landed 15, all rainbows, most 14-16 inchers.   Fish were in deeper runs and holes and all were good fighters (and jumpers).  Best flies were pink or yellow sucker spawn.  Another TU member on the stream has had three double digit catch and release days the last week.  Encountered two young kids with spin gear fishing with bait and 6 dead rainbows in a bucket.  I reminded them this is a “catch & release fishery.”  They promised not to harvest trout in the future or use baited hooks.