A quick fishing trip to Rock Creek Reservoir

I haven't been fishing in awhile and when my friend John suggested we go trout fishing sometime, I thought of Rock Creek Reservoir. It's a 100 acre (when full in the spring) reservoir and is stocked several times in the Spring with rainbow trout. It shrinks down to a pond by the end of summer. Rock Creek Reservoir is located in Tygh Valley within the Mount Hood National Forest. It's about 6 miles WSW of the town of Wamic. Rock Creek Campground is located on the Southeast shore of the lake and has 33 sites with water and outhouses nearby.

John and I decided to head to Rock Creek for a Sunday day trip. Normally the campground is empty this early in the season, but that was not the case today. We actually sat around for a little waiting for some people to leave one of our favorite fishing spots. Conditions looked great especially when we witnessed their fat stringer of rainbow trout.

Unfortunately, by the time we started fishing the bite was off. We only managed to catch two fish and miss two bites. Luckily it was a beautiful day and it was fun to get out and enjoy some clean mountain air. I love the area and look forward to trying out luck again soon.


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