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  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Monday, September 15, 2008

    Let's Go To Patagonia


    .. If Patagonia is not on your agenda then fish the Madison River delta at Hebgen Lake. The warm days have only slowed the run a little and the incised channels of the delta are holding pods of very wary large fish. The fish are holding longer in the delta this year. This may be due to the down-cutting of the channels from the lowered lake level due to the breach in Hebgen Dam.
    .. At times, (if you're sneaky enough,) you can see what appears to be a writhing river bottom -- the trout are so thick that the stream bed seems to be animated. Fin to fin, the fish stack up. They seem confused and bewildered. They are spooky, large, spooky, animated, spooky, and determined to move up river.
    .. Neighbors with worms are catching a few. Neighbors with San Juan Worms are taking some. They are only whispering about the rare occurrence. We'll be saying no more.