Maryland Stocks Whirling Disease Trout

Ooops! It appears that the state of Maryland inadvertently stocked thousands of trout in the western part of the state with trout that are infected with Whirling Disease. Ironically, Maryland was the first state to enact a ban on felt-soled waders, which began on March 22nd.  This legislation is meant to help prevent the spread of such diseases in streams.

Yellowstone Fly Fishing Season opens 5.28.11!

It’s been a long winter here in Jackson Hole and we’re excited that Yellowstone will open to fishing this weekend!  The Firehole River will be the spot ( fly fishing only) to fish.  Most other rivers will still be too cold or in the middle of runoff to offer any good fishing.  We expect to see Baetis, PMD’s, and a few Caddis popping on the Firehole.  Flows are currently 515 cfs and the river will likely be tannin colored and bank full, but will still fish. The outlet of Lewis Lake may produce a few browns or lakers, if you’re willing to walk through the snow to get to it. Stay tuned for a fishing report from this weekend…

Fly Fishing report Jackson Hole WY 5.23.11

Snake River flows are up to 7800 cfs out of the Dam, 9950 cfs at Moose, and 16,800 cfs in the Canyon.  Fly fishing is awesome right now – ha!  It is a great time to get out the raft and enjoy the whitewater.  Well,  if you can get to it  – the Double Draw mudslide just below Taco Hole has the highway closed, so you’ll have to drive around through Swan Valley to make it happen currently.  Check out this time lapse video of the Snake River Canyon slide in action this past weekend. WYDOT has deemed it safe to start debris removal from the highway, which will hopefully be completed in a few weeks.  This is all very weather dependent…… Oh and by the way, we’re under a Flash Flood Warning tonight due to impending rains…. 🙂  The Snake River Fund blog is a great place to get all of the latest news. The fishing will be good here this summer, just not until mid-July or so.  The good news? Fishing season in Yellowstone National Park opens this Saturday!