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  • Thursday, August 13, 2009

    Accommodating Neighbors

    ALWAYS THINKING OF US
    Bugs At The Ready
    madison now - gallatin tomorrow
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    .. We have genuinely thoughtful neighbors. They have installed some bug attractors just for us. It was a most congenial act and we appreciate it.
    .. The attractors are just two doors down the street and just one of many provided by the good neighbors in our town.
    .. These attractors function from dusk to dawn and gather up the nocturnal critters. We inspect the areas around the attractors nightly for trout food. This gives us insight into the type and density of critters that the fish will dine on during the following day or week.
    .. It's now apparent that the Spruce Moths are beginning their evening ballet and although the density is still a bit low, they are here in numbers sufficient to cause "Acute Awareness Syndrome" in the local piscine population.
    .. The Madison River is generally about a week to 10 days ahead of the Gallatin River in density of Spruce Moths, though this can vary on a year to year basis.
    .. Right now there are occasional sighting of the bug in the lower reaches of the Gallatin River. They will soon be in the Yellowstone National Park section.
    .. Depending on the Madison River water temperature, (just a bit warm right now,) catching will pick up with the addition of the moths to the hoppers already proliferating.
    .. Fish the Madison River now, at dawn or dusk into dark. Fish the Gallatin River tomorrow and more through the next couple of weeks at the same times. Catching should be good with the Fall smorgasbord now being offered to the trout.
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