Many of the large stocked trout feed heavily on the cress bugs and shrimp that live in and below the rich springs in our streams. An easy way to locate these springs during the winter when much of the stream is frozen over is to look for the open water. The spring water is much warmer than the main stream and the trout move in below the springs to feed. You will notice that frequently the open water below these springs may extend a hundred feet downstream. Fish these runs thoroughly with a Shenk's Cress Bug size 14 or Murray's Shrimp size 14 and you will catch many trout.
All of the local stocked trout streams are clear and fishable. Be careful to watch for icy rocks along the streams and wade carefully.