Spent the past week in the Yellowstone area camping, hiking and doing a little fishing. It was my first time in the area, and I had an incredible time. I had no itinerary, only a few places in mind that I wanted so see and fish. Here is a briefing along with a few photos from my trip...
I arrived in Duboise, WY last Thursday night. Immediately after throwing up the tent I was greeted with this beautiful rainbow. I fished the Wind River, which flowed through the campground, and was able to pick up a few small browns. The two other tent campers (from Boise and, coincidentally, Nashville) were solo also and provided great company. We all headed into town for dinner and a drink. It was a nice way to relax after driving all day from Denver.
The next morning I drove into Yellowstone and set up camp on Lewis Lake. Despite the rain, I was able to fish the Lewis River above the falls. I only caught 2 small browns but had a great experience fishing in the park for the first time.
The cool weather was a nice adjustment from the record breaking highs in Nashville.
I spent the next few days camping near West Yellowstone. First at Bakers Hole campground, then at Campfire Resort below Quake Lake. I was in a great location, being only a matter of minutes from Hebgen, the Madison and Gallatin Rivers.
I fished the Madison at Three Dollar Bridge for two full days. Stripping streamers through the big water produced several nice fish. I was surprised to see that most of the fish I caught here were bows. I expected a lot more browns after reading about the effects of WD. This is a beautiful river with a LOT of good sized fish. I dropped my fishing camera in the water shortly after catching this bow. The camera is gone, but the few photos on the memory card were salvaged.