Archive for March, 2009

March 28th 2009

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Winter Storm Warning!

Looks like we are forecasted for some more snow this weekend. Another 4 to 10 inches of snow depending on which weather site one looks at. March has been great for the area’s snowpack and has really got us all excited for what looks like is shaping up for a great summer streamflow wise!!! Despite all the snow lately, spring is also in the air, and I am a really getting gunned up for spring fishing. Rumors are swirling everywhere about the invasion of Skwala’s, Baetis, Midges, March Browns and other assorted spring hatches. Things are about to bust loose everywhere and the rivers are calling my name. The other signs of spring are lighting up the airwaves as the Sandhill Cranes, Red Wing Blackbirds, Robins and Mountain Bluebirds have returned to Montana. I love the return of our avian friends, it is always a sure sign of spring. There is also a few bears in the Park that have emerged from their dens requiring a bike ride into the park to be accompanied by bearspray. 

March 18th—Winter in Yellowstone

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Howdy Folks. Thought it might be interesting for everybody to see what the Firehole Ranch looks like in the heart of winter. If you look closely it appears the snow is only a foot or so away from the roof off the back deck. We have about 4 feet on the level in town and the mountains are loaded. We are currently hovering around 95% snowpack which is simply awesome, not too much and not too little. Looks like this upcoming summer might just have some of the best water conditions we have seen in a long time-translation-great fishing. Winter is winding down, although it will be awhile before most of the snow has melted in West Yellowstone. But it is now officially fishing season, and all the guides are getting geared up for the spring fling. Time to start dreaming of floating the Madison chucking salmonflies along the brushy banks, hammering away at the Box with beadhead nymphs for giant Rainbows, and the slow methodical rises of yellowstone Cutthroat sipping in Green Drakes on the Lamar. Needless to say I am psyched! In the meantime I will be hitting the rest of the area’s waters in search of spring fishing at its finest. See you all real soon