The warm weather recently has certainly made for some nice winter fishing conditions. I guided the Madison yesterday for the first time ever in the Month of February! The run from Varney to Burnt Tree was more reminiscent of mid-April than mid-February. It was a blue-bird day and I would give the fishing a grade of C+. Not a lot of fish, but some real quality Rainbows like the one you see here.
Montana winters can be tough, no doubt about it. So a trip to warmer latitudes is something many of us look forward to each year. We usually try to plan ours around some kind of flats fishing. Thanks to a great offer and some urging from some close friends, this year we chose to return to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
A quick edit by our good friend Capt. Kris Suplee. Check out some of the great fishing we had in 2014 on the Madison, Big Hole, Jefferson, Yellowstone and Missouri.
It was a spectacular New Years Day in the Madison Valley. In keeping with our 14 year family tradition we set out with some good friends in pursuit of the first trout of the year. I'm happy to report that it was a resounding success! We drove up to $3 bridge and saw hundreds and hundreds of Elk along the way. When we arrived there it was about 15 degrees above zero, with blue-bird skies and blazing bright sun. Kids and dogs all frolicked and played as we hiked from the highway down the snow-packed trail to the river.
No fishing today. The mercury hit 20 below this morning and the Madison is already starting to gorge at the Valley Garden FAS. It's ok though, because that makes it much easier to sit here at the computer working on getting our new website, blog and on-line store off the ground. Stay tuned for more updates and the new site launching soon! Peace, JD