Spring trout fishing on the Lower Mountain Fork River in McCurtain County has been fantastic, reports Donny Carter of Stratford, an avid fly fisherman who makes frequent trips to Oklahoma’s best year-round trout stream.
Carter sent me an email about his latest trip to the river and called the experience “dry fly fishing at its finest. Hatches like you wouldn’t believe. It’s close your mouth fishing unless you want to be eating the same thing the trout are having.”
Carter said the browns were boiling the surface for the caddis and small mayflies one day last week. He fished with a dry fly all day long to catch rainbows and browns.
“I used the Adams exclusively but in various sizes depending on the size mayfly that was hatching,” Carter said. “Late that evening, that’s when it was unreal. Large March Browns (a mayfly, caddis and smaller midges were just everywhere. It was a blizzard hatch.
“I couldn’t hardly release a fish without a bug flying in my eyes, nose, down my shirt and so on. Trout were boiling on the surface everywhere. As soon as my No. 12 Adams hit the surface, a trout would attack it. I fished ‘til dark, but it wasn’t because the trout were not still feeding. I was just ready to call it quits and make the long drive home. It was one to write down in the books as a very rewarding day.”
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