|Post flood Boulder Creek|
|A mild example of the loose rocks along the creek|
|Boulder Creek brown on a pink beaded hare's ear.|
|Boulder Creek brown on a red beaded pheasant tail|
I think my fishing lesson for you on the day is to look for exceptions to the rule. In several of my last posts I've told you to look for slower water of medium depth or greater in cold temperatures. In general, this water type is found in pools or slower runs. This is definitely where we found most of our fish yesterday. However, there were exceptions like the two spots in the photo below in pocketwater that both produced a fish. The rocks slowed the water enough with a minimum amount of turbulence to produce cold water conditions good enough to hold at least one fish. When you're out on the water this winter. Look for places like this that other anglers pass by while they're pool hopping. You might have a shot at some fish that haven't been bothered for awhile.