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    Default Hatchery Creek in Ky

    Anyone know what the bug situation is? Photos in the American Angler article look like I need to run up there.

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    I have been catching plenty up there on midges. I heard of a good caddis hatch but did not witness it in person.
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    Thanks David. Based on the info in the article, I suspected caddis. I figure we can fish the river itself when generation permits, and the creek when water is running in the river.

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    dont forget about an egg, always deadly

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    Midges and midges and midges.

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    Went to HC yesterday for a few hours. I have never been there before but I believe it was up and quite stained from the rain the night before. My question is this. How does one fish that "braided" section of creek? I've never seen a creek like that in KY. Seemed more like a swamp than a creek yesterday. I'd like to see it with the water down. Managed a few small rainbows which I assume were stream born as they had adipose fins.

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    I wouldn't think that the creek was actually much higher than normal. The creek has a set flow that comes from the hatchery and never changes. The creek is not very long and doesnt have any creeks that feed it so the rain wouldnt really affect it. The braided section in my opinion is not really worth fishing. Stick the the good looking water and you will do well with midges.
    If you go I would recommend spending time down where the creek enters the river. Larger fish hold there before they run up and you will be surprised with what you hook.

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