Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Starts - with Montana Life

Happy New Year 2016!
I hope you had some good times during Holiday seasons.

After some relaxing time, I went for the first day fishing (and the second one) to DePuy's Spring Creek on 5th (then 6th). My first trout for the new year was a nice-size hefty rainbow! I'd like to say it's a good start!
Certain strains of rainbows in Yellowstone River system are making "winter-run" and actually "spawning"..........
To end the first day of fishing, I was rewarded with a super bonus trout!!
Good color!
Day 2 was quite fun as well.
These browns will gain weight soon.
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Just before the year end, we cruised in Yellowstone National Park again. It turned out to be, as expected for this time of year, a "wildlife tour"!
Starting with sheep,
 buff,
 uh-oh.....
 Big Elk!!
We did the first ever cross-country skiing! Along the trail, we spotted a fox who looked as if guiding us.
Tower Fall is magnificent all the time.
Yellowstone River at Calcite Spring Overlook.
More wildlife close encounter!!

 Slough Creek is covered with snow and ice....... Hopefully our beloved cutthroat are doing well. And as you can see, Yellowstone Park = source of our rivers is covered with good amount of snow. Hopefully we'll have good water & flows this upcoming season.
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Atlantic salmon fly project is going OK. Again, these are based on Dr. Pryce-Tannatt - perhaps some of you would be getting idea of what I'm up to.
Orange Parson
Silver Grey

So 2016 has started well. Hopefully it will be another great fishing season for everyone!

2 comments:

  1. Fish are in good shape aren't they? Missed you yesterday. What a beautiful day! No wind, and warm, well, relatively speaking. Quite a change from Saturday.

    Still too early for much of a hatch, but I got a few to eat a midge. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New year to you too Lester,
      Yes, past two days were great to be outside and fishing was really good.
      I'd like to fish for midges but right now I don't seem to be on the creek at the right timing. See you around.

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