Well the snow has stopped up at Hyalite Reservoir this weekend after dumping 6" every night over Memorial Weekend. The fish are stacked up in the far end of the lake and feeding like mad. It is still a mix of males and females so I do not think they have started to spawn yet, but soon they will. Pam kicked butt and boated some nice scrapy cutts and a gorgeous grayling.
Sitting here in the fly shop i've been vicariously fishing through my Dad who is currently harrassing trout in the Patagonia region of Argentina. He has been sending me reports of excellent weather, fishing, and friends with some awe inspiring photos and stories. As you can see it is pretty georgous country.
The Montana fly fishing guides at the Bozeman Angler are excited to announce that 2011 will be one of the best years for fly fishing in the Gallatin Valley in recent memory. This year’s winter was snowy and cold, which means a deep snow-pack and a high runoff that will start as soon as within the week. This will ensure excellent fly fishing on the Madison, Yellowstone, and Gallatin rivers starting as early as June and continuing late into the fall, so if even if you can't book a trip or make the time to visit Bozeman, MT before then, never fear. The fly fishing will still be phenomenal.
I had a great time teaching my client, Jane Standley, how to fly fish at Nelson's Spring Creek. She did a wonderful job casting, hooking and landing a number of healthy trout from Nelson's pond. Jane is ready now to show up her husband this season!
Fished with Greg Bricker and Percy Oliver on the Yellowstone today. We played float football(rules on a previous blog) and looked for big fish. Never broke 19" but put some fat bows in the boat. Great to get out there and just fish and not have to yell mend and set all day.
The final score was Rod 15, Percy 11 and Bricker 2. I told you, Greg, to bring your A game. I think Greg has spent so much time fishing through his clients that he needs their help now. Just kidding! I feel that Greg Bricker is one of the most talented guides and fishermen I've known in my life time.