|OUR NEIGHBORHOOD RIVER|
|It's Hornberg Heaven|
.. With the snow on the ground many of the neighbors are headed below the road for the chance at some of the largest fish to enter the tributaries of the upper Madison River drainage.
.. Prospecting and observation are the modes of fishing right now. Only the smartest local guides abandon their paying sports for the opportunity to locate and prick one of the legendary South Fork fish.
.. Only recently have a few brave souls from foreign lands and distant metropolises ventured into the South Fork drainage: with mixed poor results.
.. Below the road some of the best access is through private land: it's a neighborhood thing. Above the road most of the intertwined trails lead to dead ends or back where you started; it's a neighborhood thing.
|The Neighborhood Choice|
.. The big fish that run up this little stream usually start about now. The best catching, i.e., fish density, is the last week or so of the open season. In another two or three weeks.
.. The old stage stop on the low stage road, above the highway, provides good access. The wide spots along Reas Pass Canyon on the old railroad grade are sometimes snow free. Snowmobiles are possible right now but there are long stretches of bare ground to traverse.
.. We'll wait a week or so and visit some of the local neighbors. Chat a spell and then visit the stream.
|WALLPAPER: SOUTH FORK JUST FIVE YEARS AGO|