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  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
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  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    'Bout Time

     TOO LONG COMING

    Thanks To The Moldy Ones

    the door is wide open

    MUST READ

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    .. The good folks over at MoldyChum have alerted us to a bit of blogerise that demands the attention of all fisher folk of the sensible persuasion.

    .. We can only applaud the folks The Caddis Fly for their forward looking and thinking about how our words matter.  Click HERE to read.

    THANKS FOR THE POST !

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    WALLPAPER:  CHEDDAR CHEESE OMELETTE & BACON


    Monday, February 22, 2021

    Finally Here

    GOT SOME

    Still Down Some

    watch for the warm up

    LOOKING GOOD  --  FOR NOW

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    .. The meager snowfall of the last two weeks has given our fish some hope for the coming summer.

    .. The Pacific Ocean temperatures plus the polar vortex outbreak has allowed the Pineapple Express to take aim at our Pacific Northwest.

    RARIN' TO GO

    .. All we need now is the Gulf Of Alaska Low to reform and we will get some regular pulses of precipitation. Hopefully it will be snow instead of rain.

    .. The snows have been relatively dry and contain just a small bit of water content.

    .. It's perfect for challenging trees at speed and ripping donuts in the town intersections.

    .. We are not holding our breath - BUT this year's winter snowpack may turn out to be O.K.

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    WALLPAPER:  Ragù alla Bolognese and Spinach

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

    New Book

     COMING SOON

    Pre-Order Possible

    another stackpole treasure

    COMING SOON

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    .. Years and years of local experience are contained in this book.

    ..If you read, if you read about fishing, if you read about fishing the west side of Yellowstone National Park: you need to read this.

    .. This title will be released on July 1, 2021.You can pre-order HERE.

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    WALLPAPER:  HAM AND EGGS


    Friday, February 12, 2021

    From The TCRP

     CARE ABOUT SALMON ?

    Want Possible Solutions ?

    noteworthy posts

    SAY GOODBYE  ??

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    COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
     .. A bold and innovative plan to address the dwindling Pacific Salmon resources is put forth. This is a deep read from the TCRP and United States Congressman Mike Simpson from Idaho.

    .. The proposed plan has money, insight, stakeholders, and vision. It is only a proposal but it aims to be comprehensive.

    .. There is too much to detail here. It ranges from dam removal through alternative energy sources to agricultural and recreational realignments.

    The THEODOR ROOSEVELT CONSERVATION TRUST alerted us to the plan. This is a plan for a solution. It is NOT A SOLUTION per se.

    Over three years of time and with more than 3oo meetings held this is a broad initiative to attack the problem of the extinction bound salmon of the Columbia River Basin. There are a myriad of problems and probably several possible solutions. Below the video there are resource links for your exploration and edification.

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    RESOURCES


    >>  TCRP ANNOUNCEMENT

    >>  MIKE SIMPSON WEBSITE

    >>  NORTHWEST IN TRANSITION - SALMON

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    WALLPAPER:  BACON AND EGGS (& SPUDS)


    Tuesday, February 02, 2021

    White Stuff . . . Please

    WE NEED SNOW

    Fish Need Water

    entering mid winter thaw 

    YELLOW IS NOT GOOD

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    .. We had some light rain today. Asphalt is showing up on the streets. School kids are wearing short pants. We hit 42°F.

    ORANGE IS NOT GOOD


    .. The neighbors refer to this period as the "February Thaw."

    .. We are in for some oscillating temperatures for the next few weeks.

    .. Heavy show forecasts have been abysmally wrong the last couple of weeks and our mountain snow pack is suffering.

    .. Added to our anxiety is the warmth of the Pacific Ocean.

    .. La NiƱa is experiencing a mid winter flare up and the warmth has displaced both the polar jet stream and the low level storm tracks.

    .. This current pattern is reminiscent of the the drought patterns of just a few years ago.

    .. We're not too optimistic that a radical weather pattern shift is in order before springtime.

    .. A poor compensation is that access to good fishing is easier right now than it has been in several years.

    .. A sled is still needed for the South Fork Estuary - but there is no doubt about the lake water = legal to fish. Out run spawners of the large and snaky form are plentiful and are taking anything bigger than a nymph.

    SURPRISE SURPRISE ... !


    .. The neighbors are beginning to lay off the spawners by the road Between The Lakes. Better catching is available at the boat ramp near the head of Quake Lake.

    .. Speaking of boat ramps: if you can get to it, the boat ramp at mid lake has a large bit of open water full of angry fish. Some are of good size. They were looking up this afternoon in the bright sun.

    .. As strange as it seems a Muddler Minnow on the top was highly successful in catching large dance partners. At this point in the fishing year we will take any surprise that is offered.

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    WALLPAPER:  ROAST PORK LOIN = NEAR PERFECT


    Monday, February 01, 2021

    Absolutely Worth The Watch

     LIVE THE STREAM

    Joe Humphreys

    just click the link

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    CLICK HERE

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    WALLPAPER: PORK LOIN -- YUM



    Saturday, January 30, 2021