Keith Bigelow
5th Annual Fly Fishing Road Trip
Summer 2013

Keith Bigelow

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Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Today I left Jackson Hole and drove through West Yellowstone and on to Bozeman.


Saturday, August 10th, 2013

I'm spending the next 6 days in Bozeman. Tomorrow is another fishing day.


Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Today I met up with Dennis Alverson, A guy I've fished with for many years. We drove about 100 miles east to the Stillwater river. It was a fantastic day of dry fly fishing in Dennis's little raft.


Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Here's Chef Dennis fixing an Elk Meat salad for lunch. It was fantastic and organic, he shot the Elk over the winter.


Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Today was a very busy day catching lot's and lot's of smaller trout. Almost all on dry flies, which is my favorite.


Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Here's another fish caught today.

We also saw a pair of Golden Eagles and a whitetail deer and a herd of Antelope on the drive back. I'm fishing with Dennis again tomorrow.


Monday, August 12th, 2013

Today I fished with Dennis again, this time in his large raft. We floated the Yellowstone River outside of Livingston, Montana in Paradise Valley. We began our float very near the entrance to Yellowstone Park.


Monday, August 12th, 2013

Here's Dennis preparing lunch today. He fixed a salad very much like yesterdays salad, but today it had fresh Antelope meat.


Monday, August 12th, 2013

I caught so many trout on Dry Flies that I lost count. These are almost all Cutthroat Trout. We had some thunder roll in that threatened the day but it never arrived.


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Today I decided to drive into Yellowstone Park and on to the East corner which is called the Lamar Valley.


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Here is a small herd of Antelope near the entrance to Yellowstone.


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

There is a whole family of Elk that hang around the small town of Mammoth Yellowstone.


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The Lamar Valley has lot's of Bison. The valley reminds me of the movie "Dances with Wolves".


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

This is the Lamar Valley. There were lot's of guys fishing the Lamar river and Soda Butte River.


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Here is a herd of Antelope I saw in the Lamar Valley.


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Here's a Drift boat floating the Yellowstone River.


Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Today I fished again with Dennis. We floated the same section of river we did on Monday.


Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

There is a Golden Eagle in this tree that is hard to see.


Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Here is the Golden Eagle as it flew away.


Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Here is our lunch stop today.


Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Today is a day to relax, go to breakfast, movie, laundry and get ready to drive to the Madison River and The Slide Inn tomorrow.


Friday, August 16th, 2013

Today I left Bozeman and drove about 100 miles to the Madison River and Cameron, Montana. I'll be staying at the Slide Inn for the next three nights and throwing streamers on the Madison River.


Friday, August 16th, 2013

The accomodations are a little more rustic than Bozeman but also much more picturesque. The river is right out the back door of my cabin.




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