January summary for Mid Atlantic spring creeks.
Winter trout tend to keep to the bottom of deep pools and become more
active during midday. Fish the foot of long shallow runs.
Some hatches do occur, for example midges and stoneflies.
Sometimes the most effective nymph patterns...[imitate]...the largest nymph in the stream.
Try weighted nymphs or slow streamers.
Scuds, Cressbugs, egg patterns, Dons’ Sculpin, Crawfish & Wooley Buggers’
can be effective.
Spring creek water temperatures usually remain in the low forties.
We will begin seeing concentrations of Snowflies.