LOCATION: Little J
With a forecast of an 80 degree day in March, Brad and I drove up to the Little J. There were a good number of bugs coming off (grannonms, BWOs, black stones, and even Hendricksons!), but the fish were not real active. There were also a lot of guys on the water, but the slow fishing had most of them off the water shortly after lunch. We managed a dozen or so fish, all fat! There is obviously plenty of food swimming around. Even saw a few fish feed on top and chase emergers 3 feet into the air. Can’t believe this weather in March. Seems like all the hatches are going to be about a month early this year if this keeps up.
On Saturday, Doc Fritchey Trout Unlimited had their annual fundraising banquet. There was a great turnout of around 130 people and we managed to raise a good bit of money that will be used for some great causes, including our upcoming stream work and disabled veterans’ fishing day. The cutthroat prints raised several hundred dollars that will be donated to Eastern Yellowstone TU for the annihilation of the Lake Trout in Yellowstone lake. My presentation for the Ceremonial Order of the Net seemed to be well received as well. It was a good night, with good people, for a worthy cause, and free beer never hurts either.