Today I had just a couple of hours in the afternoon that were open and the weather was great so of course I have to find some way to fish. I hadn’t recharged the battery for my boat and didn’t have a lot of time to drive somewhere anyways, so I just grabbed a box of worms and went down to a part of the creek that is just around the corner from my house.
Papio Creek really fluctuates a lot in water clarity as well as depth/current depending on how much rain we have had lately. But fortunately for me there wasn’t much rain this week and it was pretty calm and clear!
If you have never explored the creek it is a very cool place. You can access it from many different areas around the city and once you get down into the creek its like you have just entered a whole other area where it feels like you are miles away from the city. And there are some truly beautiful places along the creek that are a lot of fun to explore.
Today I found one area where the creek had some depth but opened up a little bit and tied on a catfish line with a worm and just sat down and relaxed. I didn’t catch much but had 3-4 little catfish bite my line and they were fun to see in the water and they all seemed pretty healthy!
Lake Ranking: 4 star
The creek is a very fun place to explore and you can always see other kinds of wildlife while there. I saw raccoon tracks, a pair of mallards and a pair of wood ducks. But the fish are usually pretty small. It is a small creek so I wasn’t expecting anything big but bigger than 6-8 inches might be nice!