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  • Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Wrap It Up

    THE LATE SEASON
    Runner Region
    some keep score
    WALLPAPER:  ACCESS FOR CATCHING
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    .. During the terminal weeks of fishing and catching in Yellowstone National Park one bit of the Madison River is very busy.
    .. Runner fever infects even the most surly of fishers from near and far. Body temperatures rise. Blood runs rapidly. Dances on tiptoes break out frequently. Wild gesticulations of arms, legs, heads, and bodies abound.
    .. One of our neighbors, (poor fellow,) is afflicted each year. He even keeps score and has a detailed log of his catches. We have convinced him to allow us to post his follies for this last year.
    .. We promised to do it after the park closed to fishing and to visitors.
    ACCESS POINTS
    .. Here it is with his stipulations, (map above.) Only general areas are shown for the numbers of runners taken, (white numbers.)
    .. No specific river locations are shown in detail. Access points that he uses are shown with a cartoon "A."
    BAKER'S HOLE BUGGER
    .. This note is not meant to show the density of the runners. It is not meant to show the most productive areas for catching. It is just a visual chronicle of a single neighbor and his catches of runners this last year.
    SKINNYTUKA
    .. He, (like us,) avoids elbows on the water.
    .. He is plugged into both the establishment fisher network and the neighborhood jungle drums, (unlike us.)
    .. He fishes nearly every day, (before, during, and after work.) Shame on him.
    WOOLLY BUGGER
    .. Young and strong as he is, he avoids the most difficult of access points to the water.
    .. Even as a youngster he has discovered that that not all the latest and greatest flies are winners.
    .. His most successful flies are the Woolly Bugger, the Skinnytuka, Baker's Hole Bugger, and King Prince Nymph.
    KING PRINCE
    .. We know that more than 75 fish of heroic size in three or four weeks does stretch credulity. We believe it.
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    .. So, it's late and today we may be able to skulk along the shore of the South Fork of the Madison River.
    .. There are both big, sex crazed fish from Hebgen Reservoir and, some nice spunky residents to be visited.
    .. The willows are thick, the snow is coming down, the visitors are few and, neighborhood elbows nearly missing.
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