Snake River fine-spotted Cutthroat
It's usually this time of year - when the aspens are a golden hue and the trout bite is aggressive - that reflections of a Wyoming summer are covered in dusting or even several feet of snow. Not this year. A Native American summer will extend into mid-October here in the Hole, and it feels a little like the days of my youth in ole Kentuck. Last year's bulky winter combined with unusual bouts of rainy weather has made for superb fishing conditions since last March. Thanks to the folks in the local fishing scene that have provided the advice (Tyler at Orvis Jackson Hole
) and to these great Jackson Hole Fishing Reports: Boots Allen's report at Snake River Anglers
and JB's report at Fish the Fly
. In my experience, this has been the best year of fishing since moving to JH in 2001. Cheers to trout hunting and music pickin'!