Big Hole River 368 cfs, water temp. 31.8 degrees

Not a hell of a lot going on here on the Big Hole as it has been unseasonably cold for the last couple weeks. Weather pattern is supposed to moderate by the middle of next week and I hope so as I’m getting really cranky.

Some good news did arrive yesterday from Jim and Sandy who just got back from Andros. They had quite a few problems with flights being cancelled and such but they made it and most importantly their baggage made it. Part of their baggage included a cooler full of frozen conch.
Many thanks to my friend Linda who lives on Andros for making this happen. Hank was almost out of conch and there was a severe shortage going on partly because of the bad weather conditions and nobody going out. Linda got in touch with a friend down at Behring Point and he had a bunch.
Jim and Sandy live just over the hill sort of speak along the Jefferson River. We will be getting together soon to have conch salad, stew conch and or fritters. You’re all welcome to join in on this feast.


  1. john bradford

    What is conch like? You mention it a lot. I know it must be good. Please don’t say it’ like chicken! Is it ever available for sale in Montana?

  2. Glad the conch made it back without getting lost! I’m sure you’ll all enjoy it. Audrey and I had grilled conch last night on her boat and it was awesome. Probably not too much conch available in Montana… I think the conch beds dried up a long time ago… but if you’ve ever eaten abalone from the Pacific coast, it’s real similar. Just another sea critter that lives in a pretty shell that’s really good to eat.

  3. Could not have described it better, thanks Linda and it does not taste like chicken, it tastes like conch.

  4. Even if you could get it in Montana you still need the complimentary Kalik or Hanky Panky to wash it down… the lack of carribean salt air wouldn’t do it justice.

  5. hi all, we are in south carolina and heading home. had a great time in andros and we enjoyed meeting all the “big hole gang” as well as seeing all the old chums. we fished today for small mouth bass and blue gills- it was a kick. Fish fry tonight!! I guess there is no point in telling you that we filled 2 big buckets in no time. Cracker would have been jealous.

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