Between some hot, dry elk hunting I went fishing on McCoy Creek. The fishing was pretty poor as all the holes where fish should have been were vacant for activity. I did catch two small cutthroats on small grasshoppers flies. McCoy Creek was probably a good 12+ inches low for this time of year which I am sure contributed to the poor quality of fishing.
Here are a couple of pictures of the McCoy Creek headwaters near Clear Creek:
I spent Friday afternoon fishing on McCoy Creek, another beautiful Eastern Idaho stream. McCoy Creek flows into Palisades Reservoir and is comprised of small rim rock waterfalls and meandering flats. The fishing was pretty good for 6″ cutthroats. I caught 20+ of these. I also landed one 14″ cutthroat in a nice little hole below a willow bush. It was a really fun day but it would have been nice to see a few larger fish.
Hot Flies: Size 14 foam hopper (gray body) and size 16 bead head prince nymph