May 21st 2008: Yellowstone Park Opener 3 days away
The season is fast approaching. Montana general fishing season opened last weekend, and Idaho and Yellowstone National Park open this weekend. We are in full bore run-off, with most of the area’s rivers looking akin to chocolate milk. But the Firehole River in the Park will shape up quickly, and the Henry’s Fork, being a tailwater is minimally affected. We had lots of snow this spring, as well as cold weather to hold off the spring melt, but this should mean great water conditions for the rest of the year after run-off subsides. I am looking forward to standing in the Firehole casting dry flies to some of the spunkiest trout around. You can bet I will be there on Saturday, to check it out. Stay tuned.