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  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Sure Signs

    ICE OUT
    Mostly
    little open shoreline
    WALLPAPER:  VIEW TO THE DIVIDE
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    .. About 3/4 of the Madison Arm of Hebgen Reservoir is ice free.
    .. The winds and caprice of Mom have conspired to keep the north shore of the reservoir pretty clogged with ice.
    BANK FULL GRAYLING CREEK
    .. The best, (most easily accessible,) shore with open water is around Kirkwood.
    .. Catching is absolutely nuts right now. Even the most jaded of our neighbors have smiles to match their outspread arms as they discuss the fish.
    ICE OUT ARRIVALS
    .. All  of the tributaries are ice free and the snow is lingering in shadows and other north facing protected areas.
    .. The distinct signs that Spring is here to stay are punctuated by the arrivals of the migrant osprey and eagles.
    .. Although we have a few resident eagles that hang around for the Winter the osprey are a most welcome sight. They seldom arrive before the fishing gets good.
    FISH HERE
    ..The west side of Yellowstone National Park is now fully accessible and the National Park Service is busy cleaning up the roads and the abundance of downed trees.
    .. We'll have a report after we see where they have moved the rivers to this year.
    .. The village is still on the quiet side and parking is abundant. It's even possible to visit with the neighbors at the grocery store without an interpreter.
    .. It's way early and we need some sausage.
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    WALLPAPER:  GRAYLING TANGLE