Well, I'm 40 years old this year and although I've fished many of the park streams, including several of the hike-in variety, I've never found my way over to Hazel. I've researched the usual stuff, and from photos and descriptions on the internet I think I know what to expect - but I was wondering if anyone here might have anything to help us on our virgin trip to this historic area and fabled stream?


I'm thinking mid-May. Gray or brown caddis. Maybe a hendrickson or two left over?


Any help, advice, well wishers, jinxes, suggestions or warnings about haunted trails, killer squirrels or poison spiders are appreciated.

To be honest with you, I don't care if I don't catch a single fish. I'll just be happy to finally see ole Ms. Hazel in person.