Salmonfly Hatch on Rock Creek
The Salmonfly hatch is the most anticipated hatch in the West. The huge bugs are a big meal for hungry trout. With its tree-lined banks, Rock Creek is arguably one of the best places to fish during the hatch.
The insects swim up to the riverbank, then crawl up onto branches of bushes or low willows where they leave their shuck behind as their new wings dry. Their first flight often involves crossing the creek. Not strong fliers, the salmonfly sometimes crash into the water below.
Big trout await along the bank in slower water and slurp up the disadvantaged salmonfly as they fall into the water.