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How Many Pass - Overs?

by Les Albjerg
(Caldwell, Idaho)

Indian Creek

Indian Creek

Chris in his last Trip report said, "I have always wondered about all the water we drive past to get to the places we fish. Next time I'll stop instead of driving past." How about in our every day life? Like, driving to work?

I pass over the creek in the picture every day going to work. Today, I dropped my SUV off at the mechanic and walked to work. This is the first time I had walked on the bridge over the creek and freeway and looked it over. I saw one fish! I marked it on the picture. I saw lots of places that could hide a fish or two as well! Just about a hundred feet from the picture is the freeway.

I drive over 3 creeks that should have fish in them in my 5 mile commute to work. It is time to fish them!

My disabled son's caregiver grew up in Caldwell. He told me that he caught an 18 inch rainbow out of the creek in the picture about 2 miles downstream.

How many fishable areas do you cross over on a daily basis?

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May 01, 2018
by: TimothyHD

My first stream in this segment of my fishing life was a small creek I drove over daily. I started with minnow traps. Then Jonah's Perfect dipnet. I haven't put a hook in this one yet, but will be soon. I love all the darters, juv. pan fish, suckers, and baby coho I've caught. There's a monster snapper who hangs around (easily 12" across), and something huge (at least 24" long) lives under the bridge, but its only been a disappearing shadow thus far.
My wife rolls her eyes when I ask to stop and peer down into a creek we've just driven over, but there is pure joy when I see flash of a micro disappearing, or the shot of a larger shadow heading back under the bridge or a log.

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