Most of October had been warm, sunny and dry…..until today. This morning I hit the snooze a couple of extra times as it was hard to get up with the rain tapping on the roof. Once things cleared off, the clouds revealed a white glaze on the Lionshead, Hebgen and on up Kirkwood Ridge.

The elk hunters are happy for the nasty weather as it helps to locate the herd this time of the year. The rifle hunt is a much different than the archery hunt. Now they are starting to migrate to the valley via Kirkwood Ridge and without some cold weather, it can be difficult to find them consistently.

There has been good dry fly activity on the wade section and the trout have been chasing streamers all the way past Ennis. A #16 Para-Wulff Adams has been fooling a lot of trout.

I will be traveling over the next 3 weeks on my way to Florida for the winter. This year i will have a boat……transportation is important in the salt. I will give reports on the fishing once I am settled in.