So we are at it again. Many of the guys have that special gleam in their eyes. The one that is there when determination takes over all other rational thought. Big fish was the goal for several of the folks.
Some were going to be floating around Livingston and others were headed up to Slough Creek, both the first and second meadows.
Others were doing separate float trips on various parts of the river.
The boys who ventured up to second meadow had a great day…
…with several large fish brought in.
Jim, Ralph, Richard, and Jeff really put it on the fish.
Beetles and hoppers were a big hit with the resident cutthroat.
Spencer, Dick H, Dick S, and myself fished the first meadow…
…and had a good bit of action with beetles, gray midges, spruce moths, and even a smallish streamer.
Fishing was a little tougher but we managed to wrangle some pretty nice fish.
After returning home we got some mixed results from the float trips. John and Dale had a great day on the water, as did Aaron and Herb. Bob and Chris had a little tougher time down river. Fish just did cooperate.
While the guys were off fishing Beth and Susan went for a hike down Hellroaring Trail.
They witnessed beautiful scenery and nature. In the evening Richard Parks and his guides Wally, Ben, and Wilson came over for a cookout and go figure…fishing stories were abound. Only in Gardiner, MT can a cookout turn into a bug identification class which carries over to the kitchen table.
Tomorrow everyone will be venturing on their own and giving it what they got. Its the last day for most of the group to fish and its do or die time. Who knows what we are in store for?