Tuesday, March 29, 2011
So we nymphed the Boulder for a few hours this morning and it was good enough. We really just got fish out of one hole, tried a bunch of different water and kept going back to the same run where we'd get a few fish. Ended up being pretty good by lunch. Worms and eggs. Tried a lot of different bugs but they wanted the junk more than anything else. One note on the day was that the Didymo is pretty bad on the Boulder, something that I recall being there last spring as well. Bad enough to where he had crap on his flies pretty much after every drift. I felt like I was on the Mararoa a few times today.
We headed to the Yellowstone after lunch and found tow interesting things. One was a pod of fish eating midges which quit eating midges as soon as found them. The other was F&G was shocking the river and the dude doing the netting looked pretty busy.
Ok so here's one of those things I shouldn't talk about. We headed back towards Livingston with the plan of trying to find some rising fish around town. The wind was blowing 30 in town, it was 3 pm so I decided to try to go find a nymph run and call it a day. My though was to go down near the mouth of the Shields. Ended up fishing the Shields and it was money with one honest 22" brown to make for a happy ending to a weird day. Golden stone nymph,