Thought I might try Bear Creek again and see how the snow and cold weather effected the fishing. I got up there around 1pm which I thought would let the creek warm up and have the fish a little more willing. I start right by the parking lot with a royal wulff but get no action through the first set of spots I try. I switch up to a number of different patterns with the same results. I keep moving upstream but can't find the right pattern to get the fish moving.
I get to the pool with the bench above it and can see fish feeding on the surface. I have arrived during a midge hatch and am trying to find a size 22 anything to match what they are eating. I finally arrive on a size 22 black midge and end up catching four in the next half hour. The midge hatch is gone and I once again can't find a pattern to get the fish moving.
I move upstream to the next big pool and start casting through the different spots. I get a hook on a blue rs2 but it gets off almost immediately. I cast to the top end of a plunge pool and get another hook but same thing as before. This was the last of the action I saw for the rest of the day. I fished for another half hour or so before calling it a day around 4pm and heading back to the car.
The fishing was slow I think because of the weather and will hopefully pickup next week with the warmer weather(I will probably test this out).
Rod: Wakata 9' 6/4
Line: Hi-Vis Level Line 10' #3
Fly that worked: Black Midge