Your (qualified) favorite August fishery

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  1. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I have a friend who has fallen into a marvelous opportunity. He and his three kids have obtained a free 2 week rental of a big camper, and are contemplating a two week long fishing trip in August; they have asked me for advice about where to go. They can basically go anywhere they want in that time.
    While they aren't averse to flyfishing, it may be outside the younger kid's abilities, so fly-only water is out. On the other hand, he's a class act, so private water could be considered.

    I think if it was me, I'd consider the Deschutes in OR-big sassy redbands, potential for steel,
    Anybody have ideas?:beer2:
     
  2. Richard Olmstead

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    Yellowstone, hands down. The kids will love it whether they catch fish or not.
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    A 6pack of PBR and a float on Lake Whatcom.
     
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    montnative born and raised in the Beartooths

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    iagreeiagreeiagree

    Yellowstone is someplace every kid should go. Plus there is a plethora of rivers on the way there. If he is feeling really froggy, he could go though Glacier park on the way there, or back. The beauty of these parks are worth the trip even if you don't fish, but add it to the mix and it's one heck of a good time.:thumb:
     
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    I agree Yellowstone is tough to beat, but you might want to consider Yosemite too. Though I've never fished it, the Merced River is said to have wild Rainbows and Browns in an absolutely amazing setting.

    -Jeff
     
  6. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Great feedback! Anybody else?
    I also noted a string started today about Bumping Lake. That's a nice place too, but may require a boat to fish it well, huh?
     
  7. Richard Olmstead

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    Okay. I have two weeks with the three kids and a free RV to go camping and fishing.

    H-m-m-m-m-m, Yellowstone? or Bumping Lake?

    How can I ever decide???
     
  8. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    point taken. touche!
     
  9. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Gotta chime in with Yellowstone; sure, there's ample fishing opportunities in the park and en route, but realistically you can only fish with youngsters for so long each day. Yellowstone will offer unlimited other attractions between fishing opportunities.
     
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    Within an hour or two of Yellowstone there is also;
    Henry's Lake, Quake Lake, Hebgren Lake, The Big Hole, Ennis/Bozeman, Grand Teton/Jackson Hole, So. Fork of the Snake and about a hundred other good fishing/camping options.
    It is without a doubt the Trout Fishing Epicenter of the universe IMO!!!

    I love the Deschutes too, but it is no place for kids, especially in the heat of August.
     
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    :thumb: YELLOWSTONE
     
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    As a little kid I remember Yellowstone being borring.

    As a 16 year old it was a blast.

    When I lived right next to it, it became home.

    I LOVE THAT PLACE.

    Little kids won't really understand though, but they usually don't with natural wonders.
     
  13. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    wow, this is beginning to sound like a consensus.
    any outliers?
     
  14. Bryan Williamson

    Bryan Williamson Willybethere

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    Yellowstone...there is no substitute!
     
  15. Bruce Davidson

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    I gotta go with Bumping, no, wait, maybe Yellowstone.