Me, my 11 yr old son and a friend of mine finally made it to crooked creek this past Saturday to try our luck at landing our first ever rainbow trout. We were by the falls at 6 am after driving for a little over 2 hours when my friend landed his very first 13" rainbow trout just 50 ft up stream from the top of the falls, on his first cast of the day. I was happy for him but me and my son was more exited about actually seeing someone land a wild rainbow trout. never seen one before. We never got another bite after that, not even a brookie(which we found odd) till I hooked on to my own rainbow trout far up stream. 13" but he fought like a 4lb fish. I hooked on to a much larger one on my first cast on this run but came off the hook on the shore while I was messing around with my gopro. My son never got bite but he was happy that he was there for the experience. No one else got a bite after that. Hiked back to the truck but couldn't make it up to the covered bridge, there was a huge concrete pipe sticking out across the road, didn't want to risk bottoming out. tried fishing from the bridge on the main road headed up a little bit further up stream but only my friend manage to get any bites and landed 2 brookies under 9". The water level was low it seems from looking at the previous high water mark, similar to fishing the hammond river this time of year, and the water was not as ice cold as I was expecting. Similar temp as much of the other brooks we fish in, almost warm enough to swim in. We're planning on making several more trips later on the season. It was quite a memorable trip, specially having my son there with us, who's fishing addiction is worse than mine.