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Lousy Day

Big Hole River 208 cfs Beaverhead River 715 cfs

The past couple days the fishing was great but yesterday we should have gone golfing. I’m not sure what the problem was but the fish were definitely off. It was hotter and we were constantly surrounded by pontoon boats, rafts, kick boats and you name it. In one particular spot where a couple days ago we found several big fish sipping along the bank there was a raft pulled up and the guy was throwing a stick for his dog to retrieve and was fishing in between tosses. Such are the woes of guiding on a weekend. I told the guys to avoid the weekend next year and they concurred. Normally on weekends one can avoid the crowds by going up higher or lower but with this low water situation going higher is not an option and the water temp. is higher on the lower section. Bob and his son Holt were here for three days and I guess two out of three isn’t bad.


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