Archive for May, 2013

Switching Gears as we head into Summer!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29th, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment

Guide Brady Hughes with a beautiful rainbow on Hebgen Lake.

Not only are the seasons currently changing, but the Firehole Ranch staff is also currently switching gears as well. We are packing and moving all of our belongings from our diverse winter dwellings to the Ranch for the summer. The staff as a whole is constantly changing gears on a day to day or even hour to hour basis. The maintenance crew is washing dishes. The kitchen crew is painting. The guide crew is repairing docks. The housekeepers are planting flowers. The wrangler is housekeeping. The servers are painting. There is always a lot of painting to be done. And the office crew is filling in everywhere else they can. Although our job descriptions are defined in writing, it should really just say “miscellaneous”.

As I said, some of our guide staff is doing maintenance on the docks. To some this might not sound like a terrible situation. We get to work outside down by the lake in a beautiful scenic environment, but to Brady and I this couldn’t be a more painful scenario. The work is hard, but more importantly, we have to watch fish slurp down midges all day while we work. Not all bad though, we do have a little window in the evening to redeem lost time on the water.

Cheers,
Josh Duchateau
Head Guide and MT Outfitter

Spring Fishing on the Yellowstone – the browns are happy and healthy headed into spring runoff!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8th, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment

The peaks are still white,the hills are turning green.  Waters are warming and bugs are hatching.  All around trout are growing fat and happy.  Some snowy days and cool nights lay ahead in the mountains no doubt.  Yet everyday, our favorite waters are coming alive with the smiling sunburned faces of friends old and new.  Happy spring!

let’s go fishing!

Brady

Firehole Guide