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Red Rock Fishing:  Calf Creek

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Red Rock Fishing: Calf Creek

An Dinh

It all begins here...150 foot free fall into a pool that you can swim in when it's warm out.  Larger fish cruise the shore also.

It all begins here...150 foot free fall into a pool that you can swim in when it's warm out.  Larger fish cruise the shore also.

This destination is surreal.

About half way between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park the desert yields to an oasis.  This is in the literal sense of the word oasis.  Parched desert sands and rugged cliffs give way to a strip of lush green cottonwoods, willows and gamble oak that line the banks of the crystal clear spring fed stream.

Calf Creek.

Remnants of the Fremont Indians can be found along the creek as you make your way to falls.  On the far cliff there are pictographs of a trio of human figures.  These cliff dwellers fished, hunted and cultivated crops which they stored in granaries carved into the stone.

Calf creek is a hoot to fish.

The stream bed is red rock instead of gravel.

Most fish run 5-10 inches with a few bigger ones in deeper shady lies.

The spook fairly easily but aren't picky about what fly they will take.

It is a perfect place to teach someone to fish, especially children, because they can play in the mellow stream in between catching feisty eager brown trout.

The stream is fishable most of the year since it is stream fed and not as susceptible to runoff. 

(It was the only fishable water for miles at the time we visited near the end of April)


more videos and pics of fish and fishing coming...