• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018

    DESSERT

    WALLPAPER:  LEMON CURD CUPS

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    After Fishing Food

    WALLPAPER:  ENCHILADAS CON ACEITUNAS

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    READ THIS

    COGENT REMARKS
    Always Be Alert
    bad ass bears
    WALLPAPER:  DOUBLE ACTION .45 ACP
    -------  
    .. Over at Chi Wulff is a salient note about life in bear country and the deaths and deterrents that exist.
    .. Read it HERE.
    .. Read This Too.
    .. Read This Three.
    .. Especially Read This Four.
    .. Hunt safe, informed and prepared. Goes for fishing too.
    ------- 
    WALLPAPER:  COCK AND LOCK

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Catch Time

    WALLPAPER:  RUNNERS SMELL YELLOW LEAVES !!

    Saturday, September 08, 2018

    Do It Right Now

    ENRAGED FISH
    Engaged Fishers
    nothing is too easy
    CONTROL OF RIVERS
    ------- 
    .. It's time to chase the unmolested fish of the Firehole River Drainage. Yes Hortense, fish move to places where fishers seldom visit.
    .. The Firehole-Madison-Gibbon river system is geologically controlled by the seams between the Central Plateau and the Madison Plateau.
    .. These glaciated plateaus are comprised of different mineralogies and Holocene sediments. These differences contribute to the fertility of the streams. Combined with the thermal discharge in this system the variety of stream chemistry is extensive.
    .. Fish know this better than fishers. Fishers can be heard, (at almost any time in any aisle of any feather merchant,) wondering "why."
    .. Why are some bugs where they are? Why are fish concentrated where they are? Why do fish move to the places that they do and when they do? And many other "why questions."
    FISH ON THE MOVE
    .. Not all of the answers are chemical. Some are fluvial. Some are sedimentary. Some are optical or spectral. Some are even hormonal.
    A NEZ PERCE EVENING
    .. Right now chemistry and temperature have initiated movement of fish along the Firehole River. This activity is apparent both above and below Kepler Cascades: above and below Biscuit Basin as well.
    .. Even Nez Perce Creek and the Gibbon River are included here.
    ..For the fisher willing to walk just a little bit there are  building concentrations of fish in the Little Firehole River and Iron Spring Creek.
    .. These concentrations have been growing for the last month or so. This is in response to warming of the Firehole River and chemical imperatives built in to generations of fish during the biological spawning metamorphosis.
    .. Other factors such as gravel size, water chemistry, discharge rates and fluvial stability also contribute to this movement. Savvy fishers that want to be catchers should take this into account.
    .. The closure of the Firehole River, (from bridge to bridge,) around Old Faithful has a distinct chemistry and a distinct population of fish. Some are perpetual residents, others are seasonal migrants: some are just passing through.
    DESTINATION:  UPPER FIREHOLE CANYON
    .. South of the upper closure bridge is a deep canyon of the Firehole River. Between this bridge and Kepler Cascades is a fluvial environment that is highly conducive to the success of spawning trout.
    .. Flows, chemistry, spectral intensity, and gravel size contribute to this being a destination for spawning trout. The Kepler Cascades  form an upstream barrier to migration and, the north/south orientation provides exceptional year round light and melt water. Pretty nice place if you are a trout.
    .. Access into the canyon can be achieved either just upstream of the closure bridge or just down stream from the parking area at Kepler Cascades.
    .. Ingress is rather easy. A couple of hundred yards of steep downhill grade will place fishers at excellent catching locations.
    BROOK TROUT HEAVEN
    .. Egress is a bit tougher. It is steep! Fishers seldom believe that the effort is worth the dozens of submarines that can be brought to hand. So be it.
    .. Above Kepler Cascades is the realm of the gloriously colored neon Brook Trout.
    .. It seems that the grass is always green, the water always cold and clear, the fish always eager, and the elbows scarce as abalone teeth.
    GREEN GOOFUS
    .. We're having what passes for Indian Summer up here. Temperatures are in the 70's. The wind has laid down for a few days.
    .. The fish are becoming rambunctious. Exotic license plates are blossoming in parking spots in town and the park. There are even rumors of "runners" of heroic proportions being tickled in the big estuaries. Must be time to fish.
    ----- 
    A GIBBON RIVER IDYLL
    .. Lately we've been lax in our reporting. It happens.
    .. The exigences of catching, cooking, gardening, and cruising around in this fine Fall weather have muddled our blogging genes. So be it!
    .. Now and, the next few weeks should bring forth exceptional catching conditions. Evening is for the neighbors - the visitors are all in town scarfing down prime rib and quaffing a few.
    -------  
    WALLPAPER:  GROUND STEAK BURGER