I just had the pleasure of spending five days fishing with my friend and long time fishing buddy, Kurt. Kurt tries to make it out to Jackson once a year, and once again managed to sneak in for a few days on the water. We split time between Dubois and Jackson, finding fish in both areas. The best fish of the trip came from the New Fork River, which we floated a day before flows skyrocketed and fishing became lousy. Another day spent drifting the Snake yielded several cutthroat and whitefish, but was tough due to the rising water levels and silt. Never the less, we had a great time catching up and I enjoyed introducing Kurt to some new waters.
Fishing around here has changed considerably over the past few days. Temperatures in the valley reached the high 70’s and the sunshine really got the snow melting. While this most likely means the end of spring fishing, I suspect that we’ll get an early jump on things around here this summer. Hopefully local waters will be fishing well by the end of June! Until then it’s time to finish tying flies and get the yard work done while there’s still time. Hope everyone is well.