Currently, we are experiencing warm weather and sunshine here in West Yellowstone, Montana.  Today is the Taste of Trails, held at the Rendezvous Ski Trails.  I will fore go the fly rod and join my better half with a set of skis, a pack and a Bota box of wine!

The water temps on the Madison, over the past four days, have been hovering between 33 and 39.5 degrees…..not too bad for early February.   February looks to be a bit warmer than usual, if the forecast below is correct, fishing will continue to be good .  Our current snow pack here in West Yellowstone and around Old Faithful is a bit low, but from what I’ve read this should jump up a little bit toward the end of the month.  With a glance at the USGS SNOTEL web site, one can see where the entire state sits with snow pack.

Temperature and Precipitation forecast for Nov 2012 through Oct 2013.

Temperature and Precipitation Graph

Snow Pack as of 02.09.2013

Jefferson drainage – 99%

Madison drainage – 100%

West Yellowstone – 89 %

Gallatin drainage – 100%

Missouri drainage – 100%