It seems like I've been living between Big Timber and Columbus all summer. The fishing has been good though so I won't complain too much.
But, I am a fishing guide and that's pretty much what we do. Too windy, too hot, too cold, too many bugs, too many boats, no fish, too may small fish, too many whitefish, gas is too much, client can't cast, client couldn't buy a dead drift, too many weeds, too many tubers, too much sun, too many full moons, too much dirt, too much weight, not enough weight, fly sinks...and it goes on and on. Fortunately I usually work hard and get good tips so I won't complain about that.
Fished the Lower Madison today and was pleasantly surprised. The bite went off early afternoon but we had decent hopper fishing most of the morning and early afternoon. Dead drifting sculpins, crayfish, and small nymphs worked well too. The floating grass has cleared up quite a bit and we had few issues with the weed situation. Got a nice 16-18 fish, a few dinks, saw a couple big browns, and overall did really well. So I'm upbeat about having another good option around town once again.
Also, we raised another $275 for the pink boat today thanks to a couple more mail in checks. That's over $3000 we raised in just 2 days with the pink boat! Thanks once again to everyone that contributed and we'll do it again next year!