I had the opportunity to hit the creek again for a few hours on Easter Sunday. Stream flows were higher this week than last and the visibility had dropped. I don't think runoff is starting, but it is right around the corner. The small brown trout were still targeting emergers and I think I found something they liked (a grey sparkle dun, as suggested after my last day on the water).
The fishing was a little tough (seemed technical) and I did not have much success, but it was great to get out on the water and enjoy the afternoon. For the first time in a long time, I felt at home on one of my favorite stretches of water. Its a good feeling. If there is a creek you want to visit before runoff, you better do it soon. In a few more weeks, we will all be wondering how to avoid the blown out rivers. Have a great time on the water if you make it out.