• 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
  • Friday, April 30, 2021

    Grand Canyon Hunt

     BISON IN THE SIGHTS

    Qualifying Starts Soon

    are you good enough ?

    GRAND CANYON BISON   ...  courtesy NPS

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    .. The National Park Service along with the Arizona Game and Fish Department  announced in a 'TWEET' just two days ago a volunteer hunt to reduce the number  of bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon [NPS Tweet.]This will take place after the volunteers qualify. The volunteers are responsible for all expenses.

    HERE THEY ARE:.



    RESOURCES

    >> ANNOUNCEMENT

    >> ABOUT

    >> NEWS RELEASE

    >> FOX NEWS

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    WALLPAPER:  CHEESE OMELETTE. BACON,  SPUDS, TOAST

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Grizzle Kills Our Neighbor

     ATTACK DEFENDING FOOD

    Large Old Male Bear

    wake up call for us

    courtesy KZBK Bozeman

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    .. Over the weekend a large male grizzle bear attacked our neighbor Charles Mock near Baker's Hole. After several surgeries he died of a stroke in the hospital.

    .. According to Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, (and other reports,) the bear was guarding a moose carcass.

    .. During investigations at the scene the bear reappeared and charged the investigators: it was shot and killed. A forest closure has been issued outside of the park from the town boundary to the transfer station road

    .. We mourn the passing of our neighbor and sympathize with his family. A go fund me page is available for the family (LINK.)

    area closure still in effect

    RESOURCES

     > Yellowstone First Grizzle Sighting

    > New York Times,

    > CNN

    > NBC

    > ABC

    > Independent

    > KBZK

    > CBS

    > Montana FWP

    > Forrest Closure

    > Go Fund Me

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021

    Perfect Timing

     WAITING FOR IT

    A Sunny Afternoon

    mother's day arrival ?

    THEY WILL BE HERE SOON
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    .. Opening Day in Yellowstone National Park is about a month away. Masked fishers are lurking in dark corners of the recently opened pubs in our village. The talk, of course, is of lowland fishing and the beginning of caddis fly swarms.

    THE GREEN WONDER
    .. They are not here yet but some solitary individuals have been reported in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana.The reports seem to be reliable.

    .. Over on the Yellowstone River sparse occurrences of midges, BWO, or the occasional March Brown mayfly have been suggested by Parks' Fly Shop.

    .. AND, Makflies has come forth with the perfect pattern for the moment. There is just enough time to tie up a gross for the next month or two. We include the video below.

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    WALLPAPER:  BLT SANDWICH WITH EXTRA MAYO


    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Trout Be Gone !!

    WILDERNESS INVASION

    The Damn Rainbows

    we'll fix it

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    .. In a continuing effort to remove invasive Rainbow Trout from the Slough Creek/Lamar River/ Yellowstone River system the current environmental assessment shows the way.

    .. Above it's barrier falls Buffalo Creek was naturally fishless. Rainbow Trout were planted in Hidden Lake in 1935. They migrated downstream in the Buffalo River to Slough Creek and commenced to hybridize with the native Cutthroat Trout.

    .. The current proposal is to remove the invasive species from above the barrier falls to provide a refuge for the native Cutthroat Trout.

    .. Yellowstone National Park, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and the National Forest Service are cooperating in this effort. There is a comment email address for response from the public, (fwpregion5pc@mt.gov)

    RESOURCES

    >> Billings Gazette

    >> Draft EA

    >> MoldyChum

    >> Montana FWP Cutthroat Trout Story

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    WALLPAPER: HOT BEEF SANDWICH & MASHED SPUDS

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

    The Slow Drip

    LOW SNOW HIGH WATER

    RAPID DISCHARGE

    temperatures spiking

    WALLPAPER: THE MELT IS ON

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    ., Very simply: snow pack down, discharge up. Looks like low water and easy fish finding coming to the neighborhood.

    .. We're in the wet and rainy season. The snow that falls is just small flakes and a slight dusting. The charts and maps tell it all.

    MORE THAN JUST A BIT LOW

    .. The weather gods have blessed other areas more than our neighborhood. The recent warmup has also accelerated the low level melt and the rivers are running fast and warm.


    .. The Firehole River is flirting with record discharge rates and has already spiked to near 60°F. The Madison River has hit over 50°F and the discharge is in record territory. 

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    .. This is not a terrible situation yet. This could rapidly become a terrible situation if the rains are warm and heavy. We'll keep you posted.

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    WALLPAPER:  CHICKEN DONE RIGHT

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    No Cabbage

     "THE LUCK OF . . . "

    "A POT OF . . . ."

    how's your shillelagh ?

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    WALLPAPER:  IRISH SODA BREAD



    Sunday, March 14, 2021

    Spring Ahead

     

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     Do the fish know? Fish the light and fish the shadow  ==  the fish know these!

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    WALLPAPER:  NO FORKS  =  CHORIZO CON JUEVOS