• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Mixed Bag

    RAIN DON'T BOTHER FISH
    It Do Bother Fishers
    try specimen creek
    WALLPAPER:  REMAINS OF SUMMER SHOWER
    -------
    .. Depending on your selection of afternoon dawdling and strolling, you may have, or you may yet get some drips down the back of your neck.
    .. Those of us that fish in the dinky creeks - away from the maddening crowds - usually see less color and "out-of-shape" water than do the masses. The glory waters turn a beautiful shade of "BSB" following our summer rains. Even the small streams take on a bit of color but, they clear quickly.
    .. The Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park clears quicker than some after the rains. On the other hand, it's sparkling little tributaries are very attractive even during the rain.
    18" FISH JUST 40' FROM THE ROAD
    .. Streams with names that even some feather merchants have never heard are full of feisty fish.
    .. Most have heard of Specimen Creek; some have even fished it.  Itinerant counter help can tell you all about it.
    .. Ask them what fish are to be found in Bacon Rind Creek. Ask them where to fish it. Ask them how to fish it. Ask them when they last fished it.
    IS 100' TOO FAR TO WALK ?
    .. If you enjoy solitude, pristine streams, bear sign, willing fish, and an occasional moose sighting along with pigs on your hook you can hike up the Bighorn Pass Trail to a lovely meadow. You'll be surprised.
    .. Ask your favorite expert which fork of Fan Creek clears quicker after a thunder shower. Also ask them how far it is to the confluence of the east fork and north fork.
    .. Right now the Gallatin River is being loved to death. Even celebrity fishers are seeking safe parking spots. With the counter help and experts alike, steering folks away from the Madison River, the Firehole River, and even the Gibbon River the crowds are forming along the Gallatin River.
    THAT'S THE ROAD - WAY DOWN THERE
    .. They are missing a bet. They could be fishing Snowslide Creek. Yes, it's a real place and there are fish waiting for dance partners.
    .. Ask the feather merchants how to get there. Tell them about this map if they ask, (Super Mapbe sure to enlarge it and read the names of the rivers and streams.)
    .. If you peruse the map you may notice that there is a little blue line next to some letters like Black Butte Creek. The fish are too small and it's too hard to get to - so say the experts.
    .. We advise you to stay away from Daly Creek. Heck, you can step across it without even a spring in your gait. Pshaw, golly gee whiz, you don't even need to double haul your two-hander to catch 12" fish. Where's the joy in that?
    .. Whether they admit it or not, feather merchants encourage seeking big fish. Fishers for some reason believe that they are mightily enhanced by catching big fish. They are even more of a hero if they catch those big fish where the guide books say you should. Even more - if it's on highly touted waters where you really ought to fish. GOOD GAWD!
    .. If you think that big fish are only to be caught in big waters - check the video below. Of course, one must be an accomplished fisher to catch a 20" trout in a stream that is only 8" deep and not as wide as the fish is long.
    .. We're off to Sourdough Riffles on Notellum Creek, it's not far and it's not in the guide books.
    -------
    ..
    WALLPAPER:  THIN WATER - THICK FISH