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The Season, So Far – mid July

Jul 22, 2015

This season is off to a great start.!!  Here’s a short report on the season, so far, based on reports from guides and guests and supplemented by some personal experiences. The season started earlier than usual and has been about two weeks ahead of normal years.  As usual, the salmonflies were the first major hatch on the Henry’s Fork and were hatching before the Memorial Day...

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Nelson's Preseason Fishing Forecast

Mar 26, 2015

I don’t know how many times we’re asked – at fishing shows, on the phone, and wherever anglers congregate – “How’s the fishing going to be this year?”  So, gazing into our crystal ball, here’s what we see: First, the directly observables: •We’ve had warm dry weather during late winter, so hopes for additional precipitation weren’t realized.  The ...

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2014 Early Season Forecast

Apr 23, 2014

It’s always a bit of an educated guess before the season begins and before any reports are in, but my record has been cautious but good.  So here’s the fearless forecast for this season, buttressed by some actual hard data: Water conditions look excellent, and that’s no guess.  We have about 125% of normal moisture in the snowpack, so should have plenty of water as that snow melt...

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