Log pile below Fatty.

The upper Swan is a mess right now. It’s still BIG and brown and there are a ton of trees and jams all over the place. The river is really pushy too. Some locals flipped a boat up there a couple days ago and had to have search and rescue come find them. Luckily for them local Swan fisherman Jim Abney was able to locate them before S&R got there. There are a bunch of tight squeezes and a few portages that are going to be tough to deal with as the river drops. It is definitely NOT amateur hour up there right now…….especially between Fatty and PP.

Breaking limbs preparing to portage.

Although the river is still high there are some big fish eating. Big Stonefly nymphs, sjws, and big buggers are getting some nice fish. I had a couple first timers today and they both got one over 20″. Way to go Gals! Thanks a bunch for helping me with those boat drags too ladies.

Dale's first day fly fishing.

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