3 Great Destinations Fished in ONE DAYAugust 21, 2017
There is more fishing to do right now than any one person can handle! Seriously. Rivers, creeks, lakes, bass, trout, carp, and even Steelhead. Holy moly. Combine these species with the fact that all of them can be pursued on our amazing public lands and you have yourself boundless opportunity. Also, keep in mind that National Public Lands day is September 30th and we're celebrating with the Red's Shootout. Come join the fun, learn where and how to hunt/fish, and celebrate the endless opportunities we have.
A Great Day of Fishing 3 Destinations in Central Washington
Rocky Ford - Early Morning Hours
The first place we hit in the morning was a spring creek called Rocky Ford. Where is Rocky Ford Spring Creek? Its far from a secret but we are always shocked at few of our customers have actually been there and matched wits with the lunker Rainbows that call this place home. Here are a few photos from the trip to Rocky Ford.
Joe Rotter releasing a nice Rainbow on Rocky Ford
Largemouth Bass - Midday Hours
We hit the Largemouth at the wrong time, but still managed to have some decent fishing! It was hot, mid day, and very sunny but we still got a half dozen small to mid-sized Bass. We got a few of the nicer ones on video (that we'll post later) including some amazing drone footage. While we fished our private lake, Hilltop Lake, there are TONS of public water with wonderful bass and warmwater fishing in the areas surrounding Red's Fly Shop.
We sight fished to a handful including a group of 3 cruisers we estimated would push 7-10 pounds!
Here is a pretty typical bass, they hit hard and are fun to catch up against the reeds.
Father and Son Creek Fishing - Late Afternoon
After wrapping up at the bass lake, we headed back into Ellensburg and tracked down our boys. I picked up by older son Jensen and Steve picked up Henry aka "Henners". We headed for one of our local streams and did some fishing for beautiful little Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout. We got the creek slam! The boys had a great time navigating the creek and we all had a lot of fun. Small streams with small trout are among my favorite adventures!
There are DOZENS of creeks in Central Washington, in fact, here is a list of suggested fisheries within driving distance of Red's Fly Shop.