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  • Wednesday, March 04, 2009

    Safari To Jackson

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    Hire A Local Guide
    tell nobody we went
    get famous
    .. The secret is out. Giant Fish exist in the Snake River near Hog's Head Island, south of Jackson, Wyoming.
    .. We're trading in our collection of trout rods for some more substantial gear and planning a safari to the nether regions of Wyoming.
    .. It seems that a new guiding industry has sprung up in the region based on the possibility of catching Atlantic Salmon that lurk in the depths of this fabled river.
    .. One of the more famous guides is an old Africa hand and experienced in those things that make for an excellent safari.
    .. He is renowned for finding women, congenial watering holes, game of all sorts, and having a good time. It is also rumored that he once caught a cold fish.
    .. We've already procured our safari outfit from the local outfitters and feel that we cut a fine figure of the salmon hunting genre.
    .. We plan to nose around the local pubs for information about the location and methods for taking this monstrous invasive species.
    .. Many people doubt that the Atlantic Salmon exists in the Snake River and believe that the sightings and captures are of it's cousin the Kokanee Salmon, that do reside in the river.
    .. A little known fact, however, is that Atlantic Salmon were, in reality, introduced into Yellowstone Lake in the early 1900's.
    .. Most trout fishers and biologists poo-poo the thought that the fish could have gotten out of Yellowstone Lake and survived in the Snake River.
    .. On the other hand, a small cult of fishers has been spawned and they are currently stalking the river banks and the shadowed coves in an attempt to capture this elusive prize.
    .. When the capture happens, you'll have to take our word for it, because we believe in strict 'catch and release' of all salmonids; invasive or not.
    .. On very rare occasions the veracity of our reports has been questioned. However, in this instance, independent confirmation is a precursor to our report. Read all about it in the Planet Jackson Hole Online article HERE.
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    FISH ON!