WE'RE CALLIN' IT
Close On To Spring
some fish are savvy
|WALLPAPER: VISIT TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD|
-------..With a three week forecast calling for day time temperatures in the 30's and 40's we anticipate that 'Official Spring' and 'Real Spring' may arrive together this year.
.. It seldom happens this high up and, it doesn't mean an end to snow, sleet, graupel, thunder snows, high winds or rain.
.. It does mean, however, that the low and mid level snow pack is beginning to melt at a more rapid clip and that there may be a runoff event this year that could produce some flooding and some chocolate colored water that persists for some time. We'll know in a few weeks.
.. The last time it was this persistently warm prior to the 'Official Spring' was in 2011 -12 and 2013 came close with a two week spike.
|OH NO: NOT AGAIN|
.. The high snow pack is holding at between 85% and 99% in both the Upper Gallatin River and Upper Madison River drainage's. That's good - for now.
.. The Hebgen Tailwater has a good crop of spawning fish and only a moderate amount of foreign fishers tromping the redds. The best catching has been at the head of Quake Lake and the sweeping meanders just above the debauchery.
.. Nymphs just below the surface seem to be the ticket right now. You really don't need more than six feet of leader and tippet if your line floats the way it should.
|LOTS OF WIGGLE|
.. Down canyon on the Gallatin River catching is still doing well below Big Sky. The big bug brigade is still touting the giant and wiggly dark nymphs.
.. We're headed to the north shore in search of open water. It will be here before we know it.
|WALLPAPER: RACHEL OR REUBEN ?|