Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Fishing is Picking Up!
The fishing in this area has really started to turn on in the past week or so. Many rivers are still high with runoff but the snow is disappearing quickly and the runoff this year has been exceptionally tame. The South fork is clear and fishing well with relatively low flows and good hatches starting to come off. Its still mostly a nymph and streamer game but the dry fly action is right around the corner. Yellowstone opens this weekend and should be fishing very well, I actually have a guide trip there this Saturday so I'll let you know how it goes. The Green and Snake are still high but I would expect them to clear far earlier than normal. I took a fishing road trip with some buddies this weekend and found some excellent fishing. There were more boats out than I think I've ever seen on this river but the fishing was still very productive. The fishing was pretty much all nymphing with big flies and heavy tippet. Its nice to be able to nymph with 1X and 2X even when the water is crystal clear. We did catch a few fish on streamers but that action was sporadic at best. Overall it was a great weekend spent camping with some good friends in beautiful weather. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A big thanks to everyone who has posted on trip advisor for me. Those reviews are greatly appreciated. Runoff has started in the area with many of the freestone streams being blow out. Given the current conditions I would expect fishing to really pickup in the area by mid June. For the time being the fishing has been hit or miss with some big fish being caught but not huge numbers of fish. I have also been fishing Jackson Lake however, and have caught excellent numbers of lake trout there. These fish are very invasive and are fantastic to eat.
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