A small and intricate tributary to the Elk River the Michel Creek is great for walk n’ wading. It has winding corners with big boulders that hold deep buckets of water and big cutties. There are undercut banks, log jams and pocket water which makes for perfect holding water and perfect for testing your technical skills.
As with most small streams; fishing gets better as water temperature increases; when the water warms up the bugs start moving and the fish start feeding. Be ready for when the conditions are just right as you will be able to experience one of the spectacular hatches that this humble little creek produces.
The fishing can be tricky as the fish can be honed in one one particular stage of one particular bugs hatch; be prepared to change it up.
At the same time; like fishing your favorite lake; they could be feeding on almost anything you throw at them. In combination with this great attribute and that it is very accessible; the Michel Creek is a great option for all ages and skill levels.