Down goes the flow….finally

by | Sep 23, 2008 | 0 comments

Out of Hebgen: 1800 cfs

At Kirby : 1920cfs


Two nights ago I got a phone call from a friend in Ennis who had just spoke with the folks at the Dam.  After loosing 9 plus feet out of Hebgen in 22 days they got it fixed.  There is a meeting on Wed in West Yellowstone and Thur in Ennis to discuss the entire ordeal and to infom us of things to come.  That should be interesting and I wish I could go, but I will be on the Missouri River guiding for the next 4 days.

I floated Lyons to Palisades yesterday with some nice folks from Milwaukee, WI. We nymphed, threw streamers and had a great day.  Sara caught her first trout on a fly rod and her husband, Mark, hooked and played for 2 minutes, the largest brown I have seen since fishing the Missouri this past spring. Hard to say exactly how big, but when it cruised by the boat at 2 feet away, it looked as big as my oar paddle. The gill plate was dark brown with huge red spots and his kype extended well past his upper law.  It was the kind of trout that took 3 or 4 seconds for the swimming motion to run through his body. When that large brown ran under the boat and half way accross the river, there was no way to stop him.

I will try to give a report on the Missouri while I am up there.  Once I have heard more news on Hebgen, I will post it here as well.