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  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
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  • Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Pluggin'

    ASK YOUR GUIDE
    Check Reports
    roll the dice
    JUST A BIT OF MUD
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    .. Just a brief note: the silt plugs in both the Madison River and the Gallatin River are now responding to the diurnal/nocturnal freeze-thaw cycle.
    .. Large sections of these rivers, (and parts of the West Fork of The Madison  River,) are full of silt with visibility in the 1' to 2' - or less, range. Other sections are wonderfully clear and provide excellent conditions for catching the wiggly trouts.
    .. The short section of the Gallatin River between the north boundary of Yellowstone National Park and Taylor Fork is crystal clear, cold, and full of trout. Some bank snow is negotiable for the young of leg.
    .. The silt plume from the Taylor Fork is very prominent and fish can be seen at it's edge. They are easy to catch if you can get to them. Be careful, the Gallatin River can be treacherous right now!
    .. The counter help in the feather merchant shops will tell you it's too cold to fish. Ask them if they have tried.
    .. Each silt plume at the mouth of each tributary to Hebgen Reservoir is clearly visible and, the fish are at the edges of the plumes as well as the edges of the shore ice.
    .. River conditions are in flux and change rapidly. Use all of your resources when planning a visit to the water.
    .. Be ye not sucked in by rumor or sage advice from those who have not visited the segment that you are aiming at.
    .. Once you are on the water you are the best expert there is. Spread your own rumors - or the truth as you found it.
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    KING PRINCE NYMPH
    .. The sun is out. The puddles are draining very nicely = thanks to the city crews for finding the storm drains under the snow.
    .. The gossip, stories, information and, observations are flowing nicely at the hardware store and the grocery store.
    .. We've got to catch up. Pub stories tonight. We'll keep you informed.
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    WALLPAPER: FIXIN'S FOR BOEUF BOURGUIGNON