Cold Creek Pond, Clark County

Glass smooth Cold Creek pond reflecting Trout Truck and juniper under a snow dusted mountain

I suppose I should have called the hatchery number to check on the timing of the fall stocking program. But, had I called and been told that it hadn’t been stocked yet I might not have gone to Cold Creek. And although it turned out that it wasn’t stocked, and I’m glad I went “blind” to discover that on my own.

More Cold Creek Pond reflections

It seemed like a great day to go. The heavy overcast was a good premonition.  The winds were calm, very calm, and the water was low but still draining through the discharge pipes.  It was so still and clear that I could see the detail of the weed beds throughout.  I could also see nary a trout anywhere.

West end of pond, looking east

But still I cast about with my favorite light fly rod, searching for evidence of at least one summer holdover trout.  Nothing.

Details of the 4-weight rod and Orvis CFO reel

I practiced casting with my fine, light rod.  Enjoyed the company of two wild horses, and snapped a few pictures of my favorite hand-made fly rod. God is good, always.

Fly rod in the pond

I will admit that I had another reason for the early morning trip.  Several sisters and brothers from my church small group are going through tough times, some physical, some spiritual.  I needed to pray for them, for the Lord’s strength that they may endure, persevere, and triumph over these worldly tribulations; spiritual warfare battles, that’s what they really are. Driving thirty-five minutes each way, with the radio/CD off, was filled with prayers.

Nickel silver and cedar spacer reel seat details

My son Brian has come to record cover songs of his favorite Christian artists.  I find it no coincidence at all that he recorded his cover of Matthew West’s “Strong Enough” just a day ago.  West based the lyrics on the troubles of a young mother, but also on Philippians 4:13 – “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”  How often we need reminding that while we are weak and broken, He is strong enough.    

Happy and blessed angler

Author: FisherDad

I am a Christian who has been married to my wife for over four decades, with six children and four grandchildren so far. I have retired from a string of successful occupations as a certified public accountant, a chief financial officer, and a registered municipal advisor. I have been a fly angler for almost five decades. My one and only article submission was published by Southwest Fly Fishing magazine (now American Fly Fishing). You can learn more about me by clicking on “About” on the top of my blog page.

3 thoughts on “Cold Creek Pond, Clark County”

  1. I squeezed in an hour before work this morning. It was excellent fishing! Got six in that time and had several others that released before I landed them (all were safely released unharmed).

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