Firehole River – Catching is heating up

Fly Fishing in Yellowstone reports that the Firehole catching is looking good. Looks like a good time of year to be there. And I learned a new word… salubrious – adjective -health-giving; healthy : salubrious weather. • (of a place) pleasant; not run-down.

. Despite the salubrious daytime temperatures it’s Fall in Yellowstone Country.

.. The golden meadows and cool evenings summon us to bits of water not visited for a couple of months. The Firehole River has, again, become a catching destination.
.. There are fewer elbows on the river right now. There are, however, massive numbers of voyeurs encircling the meadows as the testosterone laden elk begin their Autumn shenanigans. There are also creative parking geniuses along all the roads: and all is well with the world.
.. Evening caddis fishing truncates the mid day terrestrial frenzy at about 6:00 PM. A few Baetids have been spotted after the brief but intensive thundershowers.
.. Zipper-legged pants, pastel shirts, and $200 fishing vests are sprouting like winter wheat along the banks of the river. Fisher density will increase for the next week or so as word spreads.
.. We’ll let you know when the density of mayflies hits a level that allows even us to fish a dry.
.. More later.

Fly Fishing Yellowstone Season Wrap-up

The Fire Hole

Fly Fishing in Yellowstone has a great season wrap-up. Unfortunately I didn’t get to make it out there this year like we had planned early in the year. The ever informative yellowstoner blog has kept us abreast of the situation and we thank him for the diligent, boots on the ground, 3 foot view of the fly fishing world. Keep up the good work. Sounds like it was great end to a great season.

Gulpers in Hebgen Lake at the “Back of Beyond” Cove

Fishing for Gulpers on Hebgen Lake, high on my list of things to do.

I was mesmerized this morning by a post on In it the great Yellow Stoner writes about fishing for Gulpers in Hebgen Lake’s  undisclosed “Back of Beyond” cove. Check out the quotes below, sounds absolutely delicious!

The trout patrol in pods. Some of which are as large as 10 fish each. They are not put down by a hooked fish. They fight each other for the scraps of floss and feathers.
.. You could kick the submarines as they pass beneath your fins in the crystal clear water.

.. If you don’t mind a 45 minute drive from town. And if your vehicle can stand the torture. And if you truly want to gather in gulpers the size of bread boxes. Then visit the back of beyond.
.. You’ll be welcomed by the faithful with good advice and pleasant conversation as you drift around – towed by the gulpers of Hebgen Lake.