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    No paying customers, no need for guides. Once...

    No paying customers, no need for guides. Once school starts, vacation time and most bookings are over. The trade in the Rockies completely dies off by October. Thats why we joke about how it is a...
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    Henry's below Ashton - The end is here? The long...

    Henry's below Ashton - The end is here? The long feared drawdown of Ashton Reservoir has begun. I saw a photo posted on Westfly showing very muddy water coming through the new bypass tunnel.

    Fall...
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    Is anyone else experiencing a relative decline in...

    Is anyone else experiencing a relative decline in pmd hatches this summer? Seems like the pmd hatches in some areas are just a trickle of bugs and it barely lasts long enough to bother with. I'm...
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    You can't put your foot in the same river twice...

    You can't put your foot in the same river twice but, wow, the Teton in the canyon changed more in the last 12 weeks than it did in the previous 12 years. Got swept off my feet three fucking times by...
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    [QUOTE=schwerty;3323974] Doesn't matter which...

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    Doesn't matter which shop you go to in this valley. You are gonna run into some southern college guys, (no offense to you southland mags!), who don't really know much about...
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    South Fork 7/31, Irwin>Conant. Despite...

    South Fork 7/31, Irwin>Conant.

    Despite classic streamer conditions (low light, occasional drizzle and cloudy water w/2ft vis) the streamer bite never happened for us. The water was suprisingly...
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    http://news.idahotrout.org/post/8058608365/check-t...

    http://news.idahotrout.org/post/8058608365/check-this-out-this-fish-hog-came-in-to-the

    Last year's state record for rainbow crushed by 14 lbs! Same place, American Falls reservoir, ID.
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    You don't have to go far this year. Another grizz...

    You don't have to go far this year. Another grizz incident on the west side. Woman chased on her bike, get this, in the Saddleback Vista subdivision over two miles off the foothills. Apparently it...
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    I'm catching nice fish on big dries in the Teton...

    I'm catching nice fish on big dries in the Teton so runoff is "over" as an excuse for not catching on the westside. Bitch creek is the only stream that still looks unfishable though the kayakers are...
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    I 2nd the spray. Two fatalities in two years,...

    I 2nd the spray. Two fatalities in two years, three if you include the guy who got killed to the east of the park. 600+ grizz hemmed into a small zone is no good. The sows with baby cubs don't want...
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    The Fall is still a bit high for consistent wade...

    The Fall is still a bit high for consistent wade fishing. It has a great salmonfly hatch that usually comes off during high water. It is a very swift and cold river compared to its neighbors. There...
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    Thursday evening, Lower Henry's was stooooopid...

    Thursday evening, Lower Henry's was stooooopid easy with drakes (grey, green and flav) all over the water til nine and clouds of caddis returning at sunset. Just about any drakey looking thing in the...
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    If the trout are taking midge emergers and they...

    If the trout are taking midge emergers and they probably are, visualize small wormlike pupae buoyed up from the lake bottom by a gas bubble at their head. The bubble hits the surface film and the bug...
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    Found 110 morels today. Over $100 worth of...

    Found 110 morels today. Over $100 worth of feasting. Mostly yellows. 3 hunters looking for 6 hours. If you are fishing in the Rockies near cottonwood forests between 4000-6000 ft, take a look around....
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    Rain is unlocking the deep shit above 8000 feet....

    Rain is unlocking the deep shit above 8000 feet. Henry's Fork at the St. Anthony gauge is 13,600cfs, a new record flow. Water is pouring over the spillway at Ashton to bring that gauge to 6500cfs...
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    Fresh morels go for $25 a lb in gourmet shops...

    Fresh morels go for $25 a lb in gourmet shops and, for me, are about ten times harder and more desirable to find than a big trout. It is a challenge, for sure. I've only been getting serious about it...
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    Silver creek would be a good idea. The Henry's...

    Silver creek would be a good idea. The Henry's shitshow hatch has started and that might pull a little pressure off the creek. With the beautiful weather and dropping water level, gonna be many, many...
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    Fished my favorite alpine spring creek fri and...

    Fished my favorite alpine spring creek fri and sat. Water finally cleared to 3ft. Yellow crane fly (#16) hatching abundantly on friday, not so much today, and it had the trout feeding well. Mostly...
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    Henry's Lake has been ice free for about five...

    Henry's Lake has been ice free for about five days and F&G net surveys are showing loads of fish packed into the shallows. Looks like bad weather for opening weekend, so hopefully the masses of...
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    I've seen some epic streamer fishing at high...

    I've seen some epic streamer fishing at high water on the South Fork (16,500cfs, rising and very muddy). I think the key to the high water pigout is that countless bait fish are getting flushed out...
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    BWO, march browns and mother's day caddis are all...

    BWO, march browns and mother's day caddis are all hatching on the HF. I've seen boats aplenty headed that way but I'm more interested in seeing if the Teton is fishable prerunoff. So far it has been...
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    Broke in the 2011 license. First time to fish the...

    Broke in the 2011 license. First time to fish the Teton in April, so it was a new look at familiar water. Waded the upper Teton. Cloudy water w/ 1-2ft vis. No responses to streamers but large flashy...
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    Maybe you guys are aware already but the new 2011...

    Maybe you guys are aware already but the new 2011 ID regs dramatically changed the early season game in east ID. The Teton, Fall and Warm are now open for April and May and our spring days can be...
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