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  • Monday, September 01, 2014

    September -- ALREADY !!

    THE HIGH POINTS
    Mud Just Like Spring
    the faithful return to the firehole
    ON THE LAMAR  --  CAUGHT A FISH HERE ONCE
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    .. As it turns out the last few days weeks of cool rain have turned the fishing demography of Yellowstone National Park on it's ear.
    .. On this day, (National Chicken Boy Day, Labor Day, No Rhyme [nor reason] Day,) take your pick; there are strange happenings appearing in and around the park.
    .. Fishers are invading forgotten haunts along famous rivers. The Lamar River is running bank full and scouring it's channel with a discharge that frightens even the fish. It is setting seasonal daily records with regularity.
    .. The Madison River is at levels most reminiscent of this Spring's runoff. House rock is in danger of drowning and the Gallatin River canyon is not the wader's paradise that it should be during the first of September.
    USE ME DROWNED OR DRY
    .. Even with the buffer of Yellowstone Lake, the Yellowstone River is up - but fishing very well. It's been a wet mid Summer.
    .. Slough Creek demands a smidgen more water savvy than is usually present from visiting fishers  --  if they want good catching.
    .. On the other hand, even with discharge rates near record levels the Firehole River is providing exceptional catching. It might have something to do with the 25°F drop in temperature over the last two days. The color is good and the unusual dark color of Nez Perce has not added much mud to the areas downstream.
    .. The clogged roads of our village are thinning out and wet waders are reappearing in the crowded aisles of our grocery emporiums. The olfactory symphony of fishy neoprene, stale perspiration, cut meat, and fresh fruit is a wonder to behold.
    .. We suggest that you be here yesterday to get in on the rare opportunity to successfully fish the Firehole River on Labor Day.
    .. We're headed to an unnamed tributary on the "Wrong Side" of the Madison River. Discharge be damned, we're putting on waders and going catching.
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    CROSS NEAR HERE AND FIND A SPRING FED TRIBUTARY