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  • Thursday, April 27, 2006

    FIREHOLE RIVER REPORT

    YELLOWSTONE IS READY
    Fishing Should Be Excellent

    baby geyser at biscuit basin
    Firehole River,
    Biscuit Basin,
    150' below foot bridge,
    Clear and High,
    New Geyser,
    Don't walk there.

    -- Biscuit Basin --The river is not at all cloudy. PMD's were seen in Biscuit Basin at 12:30 PM, April 26, 2006. Caddis were seen at 5:00 PM, April 27, 2006, (in a drizzle.) If the weather stays cool, (see weather forecast,) this will be an excellent place to start your Yellowstone season.

    -- The lower basin is drying out, and the river is clear. No bugs were observed, but the elk look healthy. By 1:30 PM the temperature was climbing to the mid 40's, without a cloud in the sky.
    -- The lower big bends, and the long riffle just above the 'Iron Bridge' will probably require some gentle walking in soft wet meadows, but so far the river looks like it will make the trek worth it.
    -- The sections around Midway Geyser Basin are surrounded by a bit wetter meadows, but caddis were seen late on Nez Perce creek. Pocket basin is very active this year - as is Fountain Ridge. Take your camera for more than just the fish.
    -- The gate is still closed on the 'Freight Road' but the water is clear and warming near the picnic area. Matty's grave had some flowers on it - thank you! The bison are all over the meadows on both sides of the road, and there is some green in the grasses. No bugs were seen in this segment.
    -- In the narrow sections of the canyon above the falls there were bugs in the air at 'Dipper Cliff,' and 'Elk Island.' We are going to watch these sections closely for the next two weeks to get a handle on the bright- and gray-day timings. We'll have a post just before opening on all the 'regular' spots, and a couple of hot spots as well.
    -- As good as it looks now, we're in for some warming and some rain.
    WEATHER FORECAST:
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/coldandflu/tenday/USMT0353?par=OAP&site=COLDH&code=null

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