Posts Author: Rick Smith

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Spring Thaw

Fishing around the area over the past couple of weeks could be described as marginal at best. The reason is due to river/water and weather conditions. We have been in the middle of low to...

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Report March 19, 2019

Spring 2019The official first day of Spring is still a couple of days away, and it cannot come soon enough. We have just experienced one of the most severe February’s on record. I have heard it...

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Report October 31, 2018

After weeks of frustration on my home water, the “Ranch” section of the Henry’s Fork, I was finally able to rid myself of that black cloud that was hanging over me. It happened about ten...

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Report October 19, 2018

Twice over the past two weeks I have found myself driving over to the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park to prove to myself there are still fish in the rivers around the area and that I...

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Report September 28, 2018

On Friday Doug Winnicky, Trouthunter fly shop manager, and I headed over to Yellowstone National Park in search of some small stream Brook trout fishing. Over the past couple of years Doug has...

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Report September 14, 2018

Last post I reported that I left the area not in search of better fishing but cleaner air. This time I must confess that I abandoned the area in search of less demanding fishing. After a day of...

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Report September 1, 2018

I want to apologize for the tardiness of this report. We have been experiencing unsettled weather over the past week to ten days. I did not want to post a report until we had several days of...

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Report August 21, 2018

I did not have to leave the Henry’s Fork to find good fishing this past week but my wife wanted to go camping so we packed up our Tab trailer and drove east to Wyoming. There we camped for a couple...

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Report August 10, 2018

Over the past ten days or so I have not had to leave the area to find good fishing. The fishing right out my backdoor has been excellent courtesy of a consistent/predictable and strong PMD hatch. Why...

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Fishing Report July 31, 2018

I decided to give the Henry’s Fork a rest this week and headed over to Montana to sample the fishing on the Gallatin River. I chose that portion of the river that flows through Yellowstone National...