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Fished Blue Springs Today


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I saw a few threads on Blue Springs Creek lately, so I wanted to see what I was missing. Instead of driving to Meremac Springs for the 3 spare hours I had today, I went to BSC instead. I swore off Meremac anyway, and now I am so glad I did. I started at the access just above the Blue Springs Ranch. My goal was to just catch one. I creeped as much as I could, and I tried to be as quiet as possible. I had on an orange egg and a scud dropper. Immediately caught 2 minnows on the scud. Then a tree limb took the combo from me.

Next I tied on a crackleback with a midge dropper (primrose and pearl). I caught my first one on the crackleback in a narrow little chute. Anything after this one was gravy in my mind. Turns out I caught about a dozen more. I was thrilled because I have read about how difficult it is to fish here. I bet these fish would be so much more fun on a 1 or 2 weight. My 5 weight was too much for them. About 3/4 of the fish were on the crackleback and the rest on the midge or scud.

The second the crackleback hit the water, there was an immediate hit in most places. The longer it was on the water, the less likely it was I was going to get a fish.

I fished to about 200 yards above Highway N. I didn't see much water deeper than 3 feet. Is there water further up that is deeper (ie closer to that camp)?

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Sounds like a great day. Congrats. That one in the center is a 'trophy'.

Farther up you go, the skinnier it gets. You eventually hit some really thick stuff and it gets marshy and hard to walk. I've never ventured above there. I think you hit the good stuff though.

John

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during the warmer months that entire length of creek by the ranch can be full of people, which makes fishing really, really tough.

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Definitely a fun little creek. It kills me that I grew up in Cuba and never knew it was there until a few years ago after I was already gone.

Don't know what you have, but I don't think I could fish that with anyting bigger than my 7'9" 3-weight.

Which now that I think about it, every time I go there I end up getting stopped for speeding... maybe I shouldn't fish there anymore.

Cute animals taste better.

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Sweet Report,

Ness is right the one in the middle is a really nice fish. I've been told there are nice pools above where you fished. I hope to find out next week sometime.

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Nice wild fish and thanks for the report.

The water does get shallower the further above N you get, but you can catch fish all the way up to where it becomes private water. You just have to be looking for any smaller little cut where the water is deep enough and there is a bit of current-and be willing to fight brush that is even more hellish than the area below N. But it can be worth it on a good day.

That said, the middle/lower stretches of the creek where you started off probably has overall the best habitat and the nicest fish.

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