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  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    Not Quite . . .

    IT ONLY GOT TO 47° F
    Winds Were Manageable
    neighbors vacate town
    THE NEIGHBORS PAUSE IN THEIR LABORS TO QUAFF A BREW OR TWO
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    ..Sunday was another pleasant and unseasonably warm day. The thermometers in town ran to 47° F and not a bit more. We were hoping for another 50° F. The day was "Squinty Bright," and sun block was a definite must.
    .. Some of the brave neighbors probed the estuaries along the shore of Hebgen Lake for legal open water: it's a sport for the young and thick of body. Rumors of open water at the mouth of Grayling Creek persist - SO?
    Size 20 winged midge with outriggers
    .. Ice fishing is still in full swing and, (depending on expertise,) some fine trout dinners are being gathered up.
    .. Smokies, (whitefish,) as well, are running to 3# and seem eager as the ice-out approaches.
    .. The water around Campfire Lodge is getting a pounding - all the way down to Quake Lake. Fish are being taken on just about any subsurface offering in the size 10 to 14 range. Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Prince Nymphs, Feather Duster Nymphs, Shop Vac Nymphs, and winged midges, (size 20 - 24,) are getting drowned in abundance.
    .. The extended forecast calls for a few more gentle days with some mixed rain and snow about to show up in the neighborhood.
    .. There is a steady stream of cars running from town to the little bits of legal open water. There are quite a few non-recreational snowmobilers headed to the major estuaries as well.
    .. The fisher folk of our village have abandoned their 'stool-warming' at the pubs during mid day and can only be found with their prehensile cheeks squoze down after dark - - SPRING FEVER HAS ARRIVED !
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    With the last few weeks of salubrious weather the Madison River is already bank-full
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