AUGUSTA CREEK, MICHIGAN

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

On my way back from Battle Creek to Grand Rapids, I stopped off at the MSU Kellogg Research Forest (or some such name). I had read that the creek held a fair number of trout and some were pretty good size.

Today I think the temperature was about 85 degrees and bright blue sky. Although the water it seemed cooler. The only real problem was the mosquitos. Thank God for bug spray!

I gave myself an hour to wade upstream during my lunch hour. I slowly worked my way with roll cast after roll cast. At first I used a dry fly but quickly switched to a nymph. I didn't see one fish rise the whole time. The only bugs I saw (besides mosquitos) were dragon flies and the husk of a good sized stonefly nymph.

The fish I did see were the ones that darted out from under the many logs, overhanging branches and undercut banks. Luckily I was wading pretty quietly, so I would be right on top of them bythe time they fled.

Needless to say, those were the only trout I saw. No strikes at all. In that time, I saw about four catchables and countless non-catchables.

I would go back again, maybe at a a different time of day.

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