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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    15 Years Of Secrecy ?

    FAR FAR AWAY
    Not A Real Secret
    some neighbors fish it
    WALLPAPER:  "THE" BEAVER? POND
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    .. It's a long and winding road to The Beaver? Pond. The scenery is wonderful and the mansions are nicely placed in scenic settings. The fish are not giant, (usually.) The fish density is very high this year and, in most years.
    DAM IT ALL
    .. Just like all streams with beaver ponds, (or other impoundment structures,) the fish density depends on many things.
    .. How secure is the dam? How fierce was the Spring runoff? Are spawning gravels nearby? Is the stream fertile, very fertile or not so fertile? How deep is the pond? Are there good hides? Is there a river current coursing through the pond? Does it carry tasty morsels of trout food? Etc.
    .. Perhaps the most important factor in fish density is the longevity and maturity of the pond. This factor influences and is influenced by the morphology of the pond and the volume of water throughout the year. The upstream gradient and basal substrate are factors as well. Sand, silt, clay, gravel and bedrock come into play.
    TOTEM FOR CORPS OF ENGINEERS
    .. As a beaver pond matures it generally gets more shallow and the circumference increases, (undercut banks, etc.)
    .. The Beaver? Pond currently is approaching maturity and the fish density is exceptionally high this year and in years of normal runoff. A channel is just now forming and the bottom is small gravel and coarse sand. Fish now!
    .. We've watched this pond for over a decade and fish it once or twice each year. Below are some images of the evolution of the pond.
    SEPTEMBER 06, 2000
    DECEMBER 20, 2005
    SEPTEMBER 01, 2009
    LAST YEAR
    .. Depending on how you access the pond and the stream you may need permission. Please be sure of your rights and responsibilities before wetting a line. Access by boat is the easiest if you don't know the neighbors.
    .. Watkins Creek is home to wild native Cutthroat Trout and the source of exceptional academic information. The fish have served as wild brood stock for study and transplanting. Release them all and treat them with gentility and respect.
    .. By Summer of next year we trust that you will have forgotten about this little bit of water. We wish you luck on the glory waters of the Yellowstone region.
    .. Well the storm has started so, off to the news stream --- after some good grub.
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    WALLPAPERS:  'DUTCH BABY' - GERMAN PANCAKE
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