|Almost Perfect Flows At Putah Creek|
Despite Putah Creek being a tailwater fishery that is relatively short and narrow, the water is cold all year-around, deep, and has ample cover. These factors are some of the reasons why Putah Creek trout grow to such immense sizes. Putah Creek trout that are 20''+ make up about 10% of the creek.
The adult male rainbow trout, also known as a buck, of Putah Creek are what the local anglers refer to as "The Beast of Putah Creek" due to their dark colors, kyped (hooked) jaw, and huge body. These beast are elusive creatures that are not easily caught. Now that I am more familiar with the creek, I set out to find myself a monster.