You may always know a large trout when feeding in the evening. He rises continuously, or at small intervals-in a still water almost always in the same place, and makes little noise--barely elevating his mouth to suck in the fly, and sometimes showing his back fin and tail. A large circle spreads around him, but there are seldom any bubbles when he breaks the water, which usually indicates the coarser fish.  Sir Humphrey Davy, 1868

Rocky Ford Creek is located in Eastern Washington above the town of Ephrata.   It is a planted catch & release spring creek fishery, with special fly-fishing only regulations.  

Anglers can expect rainbows that exceed 24 inches.  The stream was planted in 1994 with over 20,000 rainbows donated by Trout-Lodge, Inc, which operates a hatchery on the premises.  

This was the first trout release following the initial plant after rehabilitation in 1988.  It is planted randomly throughout the year with brood stock and smaller hatchery rainbows.

Wading is not allowed.  Fly fishing must be performed from the bank.

Rocky Ford Information
Fly Fishing Only Regulation
Catch & Release
Single Barb-less Hook
No Affixed Lead To Line Allowed
No Wading Allowed
Open Year Round
ROCKY FORD GUIDING INFO.
The upper mile is on WDFW land and offers the best fishing, followed by the lower mile and a half stretch that meanders across state land.  The middle three miles are on private land and are not accessible.

 

Rocky Ford Creek

 

           
Fishing is open year round and fly fishing only rules are in effect.  Check the state regulations literature pamphlet for further details on fly fishing only waters.
  Rocky Ford Creek-Map  
 

Recommend Fly Patterns

 

FLIES

SIZE HATCHES DESCRIPTION
 
 Midges (Chironomids) 16-22 Year Round These insects are seen most often.
 
 Blue Wing Olive 16-22 Year Round Floating nymphs work well during the hatch.
 
 Pale Morning Dun 16-22 Year Round Floating nymphs work well during the hatch.
 
 Tricos 16-22 More Localized (spring, summer) Hatch on certain areas of the creek
 
 Mahogany Duns 16-22 More Localized (spring, summer) Hatch on certain areas of the creek
 
 Griffith Gnat 16-22 Use tiny Gnat patterns with long tippet.
 
 Scuds 14-20 Year Round  
 
 Pheasant Tail Nymph 12-20 Year Round  
 
Wolly-Buggers 6-14 Dark colored buggers
 
 Bunny Leech 6-14 Year Round Leeches are a constant food source.

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