April 13th 2009
Tax day is fast approaching, so I think it would be advisable to go fishing. A couple days of glorious weather this past week had everybody soaking up the ray’s. Looks as if that is about to end as a slow moving winter storm is descending on Montana, spring weather at its finest, 60 degrees one day, snow and 20 the next. The area’s rivers are really fishing well as a cornucopia of aquatic insects are riding the waves. March Browns, Baetis and Midges are the main fare, but I saw a handful of caddis the past couple of days hearkening the upcoming Mother’s Day Caddis event. In the meantime, mid day emergences of mayflies, and the occasional skwala are keeping the fish tuned into the surface. From the Yellowstone to the Gallatin I have been real impressed with the condition of the trout. Winter was good for them as they appear very fat and healthy. West is still buried in snow and I am sure that will remain for the next couple of weeks. Spring is slow in coming in the high country. Rumor has it a few bison calves have already been born in the Park. This friday the 17th, the west gate opens to car travel, Wahoo! You can bet I will be in there, so I will post a few shots of what Yellowstone looks like in very early spring once that road opens. Until then, blow off your taxes, rig up the dry fly rod, and catch a few trout!!!