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  • Saturday, May 27, 2006

    YELLOWSTONE OPENER IS WET

    A LITTLE RAIN - A LITTLE SNOW
    The Fishing Was Excellent
    where to eat on a rainy day
    brief nps news


    Nez Perce Creek
    Slow at the confluence






    Colored Water
    Bright Rainbow


    -- There were a few fisherfolk on the rivers in Yellowstone today. The fishing was good. The weather was a bit nippy. The scenery was as good as it gets. Fished hard all day, saw no hatches. Took fish on: Prince Nymphs, Soft Hackles, Stiff Hackles, & Montana Dusters. Fished the Firehole & Nez Perce at their confluence, and the Firehole just below the Iron Bridge. Decided to come home before dark and put my feet up.
    -- Visibility in the Firehole River is about two feet, a little more in Nez Perce Creek. There were folks at the Island Pool, Mattie's Pool, and in Pocket Basin, - all reported hungry fish. There were about a dozen folks at the Barns Pools on the Madison. Several small fish had been taken near the bank but the color is way off & the flow is still high. Visibility in the Madison is about two feet near the bank and much less in mid-stream.
    -- The day dawned gray, drizzle with a few thin spots in the clouds lasted 'til noon. The sky lowered and occasional light snow flurries continued for the rest of the day. I left the Iron Bridge at about 6:00 PM. Visited with the neighbors and shared a nip.

    **Rainy Day Food**
    --We generally avoid endorsements, but like the old plumber said "folks gotta eat."
    +++There are two excellent places for breakfast in West Yellowstone. These are of the 'ask anybody' variety.
    +++There is an exceptional deli for sandwiches or box lunches.
    +++There is a friendly pub & eatery for a sit-down lunch and satisfying dinner.
    To find out where these places are - - - just ASK ANYBODY.

    --The Firehole Grill is good anytime, however on a cold rainy morning it's nice to talk to the owner-fisherman-guide. Breakfast is special here. Specialty sausage, honey cured ham, enormous omelets, home built spuds, fresh coffee, comfortable and congenial. Tell Swanny or Staci we sent you. It might get you a fishing tip or two. Don't think that breakfast is all they do! Good lunchs and dinners are available too.

    -- The Running Bear has excellent traditional breakfast; in fact that is all they do! Great pancakes, perfect eggs, 'taters to order. Tell Rick that we sent you. It might get you a stock tip. Get there before 2:00 PM.

    -- Ernies Deli provides a quick breakfast of donuts and coffee if you are in a hurry. They are much better at pefect sandwiches, (try the Ham & Swiss, or Pastrami,) excellent selection of wines, friendly service, and box lunches. Tell Dawn that we sent you. It will get you a wink and a smile.

    -- Bullwinkle's Saloon & Eatery is a sports bar with a twist - the barkeep is a fly fisherman. Tell Mark, or Jackie, or Dennis that we sent you. You will get good food - good conversation - and maybe a local fly or two. The information is only slightly tainted with local hubris and it's free. You can eat in the saloon, or one of two dining rooms. Trout is on the menu, along with steaks, sandwiches, special salads, and some local favorites as well. Excellent selection of beer and wine. If available try the cheesecake - yum!

    As We Posted: breaking NPS news.

    New Interior Department Secretary

    New Interior Department Secretary's mistress?

    Yellowstone & Grand Teton out of money?



    YELLOWSTONE TIME & TEMPERATURE

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