Thursday, June 10, 2010

Waiting for Brown Drake, 2010

The brown drake hatch on Silver Creek is simply spectacular: It's the one time of the year when the fishing does not require micro-thin leaders, tiny flies and perfect casting. It's a great natural spectacle, with the large mayflies bringing so many trout to the surface it looks as if the water is boiling.

But the hatch is also notoriously hard to predict.

The past two years, I found myself at Silver Creek during the first week of June. Both times, I held high hopes of once again experiencing the brown drake hatch. And both years, I missed it.

As of today, the drakes haven't started yet. Maybe tonight? Or next week? It wouldn't hurt to check. Admittedly, you're likely to spend your evening not fishing, but waiting for brown drake. Still, there are worse ways to spend an evening.

1 comment:

Wisconsin Parent said...

So? Was this the year?