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  • Sunday, May 17, 2009

    Traditional Spring Ceremonies

    ICEOUT '09 - PARTY HEARTY
    Got 'Em Surrounded
    Wallpaper Edition
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    .. Catching has been painfully simple for about a week. Nearly all fishing neighbors went to Hebgen Reservoir for some sun and success on Saturday.
    .. It seems that all legal techniques, baits, and flies were successful yesterday, although not a single fish over 5# was reported before noon. Woolly Buggers, Silli-Legs, and Gob O' Worms have been the flies of choice for the last 36 hours. However reports and pictures of fish taken on what amounts 'the whole damn fly box,' suggest that the feeding frenzy is still at it's peak.
    .. The edge of the ice has migrated to Kirkwood Shores and should be out of reach of even Steve Rajeff by Tuesday or Wednesday.
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    .. PPL Montana has returned to investigate and make permanent repairs to the Hebgen Dam intake structure that blew out last year. They graded a launch ramp and floated the repair barge through the ice to the construction area.
    .. Neighbors in the know have informed us that there is still no answer to the "WHY?" of last years incident.
    .. Estimates of the construction period range from 2 years to uncertain. Plans may call for unregulated flows of the Madison River through the spillway during replacement of the wooden timbers.Gear guy on left -- Fly guy on right