Some photos from my last few days in Yellowstone National park with Rod Mergardt as it was a great Fall Field Campaign conclusion for MT. A cold start yesterday (at 17 degrees at 8:00 AM) but bluebird day with intense cobalt blue skies and warm temps by 3:00 PM (around 47 degrees). The fish were a little late in migrating up the Madison river out of Hebgen Lake this year (by about 2 weeks due to the changing climate impact) but they showed up in full spawning colors.
Our “secret spot” is a really special place that is a privilege to visit (our 17th season).
More to follow as the Campaign moves to Rochester NY next week for Monster Brown Trout. Once again, I will be hunting Brownzilla with Jay Peck (the 20 pound beast).
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