Here we are on day 2. Waking up around 6:45 we were greeted by low clouds and low temps. 41 degrees to be exact. Highs for today were predicted to be in the mid 70’s. We had decided to jaunt to the northern part of the park to start off the fishing by chasing some of the native Cutthroat that call Yellowstone home. We gathered gear still some what confused about not seeing any Elk up in Mammoth the night before, only to be greeted by a fairly large female right outside our hotel door.
She posed for a few pics and went on her merry way and so did we. We stopped by the Two-Bit Saloon for breakfast (no really breakfast). After a nice breakfast, into the park we headed and Pebble Creek was destination one.
l people all the time that one of my favorite things about Yellowstone is the fact that it is always changing. This is my 7th straight year, and I have never ceased to be amazed.
We were told the high water spring had really moved some of the rivers around, and boy did it ever! Pebble Creek was a new river. Five of my favorite holes were gone…not shallow…gone! Channels had been moved, and new trees were in the water. One thing that had not changed was the gin clear appearance of the water. We started fishing around 10am but did not start to see good action until around 11:30 or 12. Then it picked up nicely. We got into several cutties.
Most were on the smaller side but a few nice ones were brought to net.
We were privileged enough to have a handy net man to help subdue the fish.
At around 1pm our bellies had convinced us it was time for lunch. We took a quick ride over to Roosevelt Lodge to fill our need, but we were greeted with a thirty minute wait…
…so, gift shop turkey sandwich it was!
After lunch we headed up the road towards the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to try a new section of water. We hiked down a fairly steep cliff to end up at the very swift Yellowstone. We fished hard for several hours to no avail.
One was hooked by Jeff, and he might have a few more but all I received was a couple of quick denials. We decided to call it a day and we headed back towards town to grab a quick bite and to call it an evening.
Throughout the day we were able to witness several animals.
Coyotes, Antelope (2 photos above this one), Osprey, Magpies, Elk, and even had a near traffic jam with one LARGE Bison. Tomorrow will include more fishing and some sight seeing as well. Stay tuned!
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