May 23rd 2008—Yellowstone Opener

Our Blogger was down for a couple of days, but it appears it is up and running now, and just in time for this weekend. I must admit I am extremely excited, it is like Christmas Eve. This weekend has always been the unofficial start of the summer season for the town of west Yellowstone, and I have adopted this idea, hook, line and sinker! Yellowstone and Idaho fishing season opens tomorrow, Saturday-Wahoo! Soon we will be casting dry flies to rising Rainbows and Browns on the Firehole River, surrounded by grazing buffalo, elk and cranes. The melodic gurgle of mud pots and geysers serenading us, as we try to fool the wily trout to PMD’s and caddis. I will be checking out the Firehole tomorrow with fingers crossed. The late run-off this year may mean that the Firehole will be a week away from the start of its best fishing, but no doubt it will be worth checking it out. Just being in Yellowstone this time of year is totally awesome, and now fishing is an option as well, what a tremendously special place. For those of you who are coming to the Ranch opening week, it could be awesome timing. Idaho also opens this weekend-which means the Ranch and Box canyon are also options. The cold weather the past 4 days has stalled the beginning of the Salmonflies, which could delay this hatch to its more traditional start date of the first week of June. I hope this hatch holds off until then. It would be great to share this exciting hatch with the guests at the Firehole Ranch the first couple of weeks were open.


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