One of the finest trout streams in the Sierra lived up to its reputation. A very unusual weather pattern for late July had us fishing every other day. It would rain and hail one day and be gorgeous with no wind at all the next. Rush Creek starts at the end of Silver Lake and cascades in a northernly direction into Grant Lake. The water is cold and clear and supports a heavy weekly plant from DFG along with a native Brown Trout population and a few big bows and brownies moving from one lake to the other.
Due to a late start after the morning hatch was spent, we decided to fish attractor flies. My favorite is an orange Stimulator and the size 12 worked its magic. The fish averaged about 12 inches and the lunkers seemed to have stayed in the lakes but this was to be expected when the water level is on the low side.
On the concerning side of things, please pick up any trash you see around the stream banks etc. it seems that soda cans and the like aren't making it back to campsite dumpsters. It is certainly to gorgeous a setting to believe that humankind can just drop trash and go.