Peninsula Fly Fishers

Clarks Fork fishout - Good, Bad and the Ugly

September 17, 2012 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
As fishmaster it is safe to say that there were a few errors in judgement that I attribute to myself - although with time I am pretty sure I will be able to shift the blame elsewhere.

The good - The Clark Fork and the middle fork of the Stanislaus are both beautiful and even in September of this moderately dry year they both had enough cold water to make them fishable.  And, everyone caught fish.

More good - We BBQ's brats on Friday night and had pancakes on Saturday AM before heading out to fish.  Food was good and a couple of good bottles of wine were donated to the cause - much thanks to Patrick Stauter.

The bad - No water in the campground.  First time here and I must have missed this notation.  Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the environment, we had a case of bottled water.  Might want to avoid the Brightman Flat campground if you are in the area.

The ugly - opening day of deer season.  Campground was packed to overflowing. Loud music, some interesting late night arguments and a general ambiance that fell below expectation for a wilderness outing.

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