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  • Monday, March 01, 2010

    We See Water

    CABIN CREEK FROZEN
    All Others Open
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    .. On the last day of last year's ticket we explored the local water again and then fished between the lakes.
    .. Even Yellowstone Creek, (the little drainage ditch in town,) is flowing during mid-day; just a trickle mind you, but flowing.
    .. The Madison River is running just a bit below mean average flow, and Grayling Creek is nearly ice & snow free.
    .. The new USGS water flow data pages are very comprehensive, but do take some getting familiar with.
    .. The South Fork of the Madison River has slowed some from last week, and is showing dimples in the estuary and at the Highway 20 Bridge.
    .. The discharge from Beaver Creek is making a dent in the ice on Quake Lake.
    .. There will soon be open water from the Quake Lake inlet to the Beaver Creek discharge and the neighbors are already dunking some worms.
    .. The outlet of Quake Lake has been productive on small drowned caddis flies and great big night crawlers; the fish are ready.
    .. Took a couple of fish on Prince Nymphs near the Campfire Lodge Dining Room in the fast water. The spawners are sparse but present. Most of the neighbors are still taking fish through auger holes behind the dam, but the surface slush is getting deep. We hear whispers of an early ice-out on Hebgan Lake.
    .. Brief report, time for breakfast.
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