Big Fish, Little Fish
From catching big, chunky rainbow on Hebgen Lake near West Yellowstone, Montana to hooking tiny native cutthroat in the North Fork of the Salmon River as it tumbled from the elevations, 2020 was pleasantly fish-full.
For the second year in a row, we arrived at the Big Hole River just in time for the Salmonfly hatch; only to have a killing frost show up within 24 hours of our arrival and end the whole darn thing.
Our trip to the Green River was delayed a day as I mistakenly filled our diesel truck full of gasoline. After that hiccup, we spent 3 weeks fishing and exploring more of Wyoming.
Friends joined us at the Henry’s Fork of the Snake in Last Chance, Idaho for some fishing and exploring. One of our best day trips turned into a week-long routine of fishing Hebgen for the “Gulpers” – watch later in the winter for the story! Just wow, big trout and long casts, good times!
The Northwest part of Montana was our destination for the month of September. From the Kootenai River to the Thompson to the Clark Fork and tiny Fish Creek, I do hope we can spend a little more time there in 2021.
Plans for 2021
We hope this terrible pandemic will be beaten in 2021. But as I write this on New Year’s Eve day, vaccine roll-out is slow.
Our wishlist includes Arizona and Utah in March, Montana in April, Idaho and Oregon in May, Montana in June, Wyoming in July, Colorado in August, home in September, and New Hampshire in October. Then Nymphing in November followed by Argentina in December. Will that happen? Follow along and see!