Author: John Campbell

  • Report 6/13/22

    Greetings all! Happy to be back in IP! I hope you all had a wonderful winter. Spring has definitely sprung here on the caldera, and the flowers are really starting to show up. We had a very cool wet Spring, a couple of warm days this week, and another cooling, wet trend for the weekend…

  • Report 8/09/21

    Hi all! This will be my last full report for the summer as I’m taking a couple of weeks of play time before I head back to the classroom. Thanks for all of your positive feedback and comments; it is much appreciated, and I truly enjoy writing up the reports. I’ll try to give some…

  • Report 7/25/21

    Greetings, all. Short and sweet this week! We hope your summer is rolling along nicely. It’s been a busy busy summer around here. It remains very warm around these parts and, unfortunately, much of Southwest Montana and all moving water in Yellowstone NP are under “hoot owl” restrictions (you…

  • Report 7/14/21

    Well, we made it through the 4th of July weekend without any major hitches (kitchen grill motor failure aside). It was busy but not too crazy with no firework shows, high water, etc. Irrigation demands downriver bumped the outflow to 1700 cfs the other day for a spell, and it’s sitting at…

  • Report 7/4/20

    Happy Fourth! Hard to believe it’s already July. Conditions have changed quite a bit since the last report. The river has come up and fishing has slowed down up here in the Last Chance area. It’s been pretty tough sledding the last week or so with pockets of hatches and rising fish. I was…

  • Report 6/26/21

    Happy Weekend, all! We’ve had a brief return to normalcy weatherwise around here the last few days with afternoon showers and thunderstorms rolling in and cooling things off and dropping some much needed moisture on us. That said, we’re looking at potential record highs next week. So…

  • Report 6/07/21

    Greeting friends! Here we go again. Summer is in full swing: the rivers are busy, the shop and restaurant are bustling, and we’ve been seeing mid-80 temperatures this week (which is waaaaaaaay too early).Here’s the newest email from Jamie at The Henry’s Fork Foundation: “Outflow from Island…

  • Report 8/10/20

    This will be my last report for a while as I make the transition back to Driggs/Victor and teaching. I’ll try to make some appearances here and there but probably won’t be able to keep this a weekly thing. It’s been fun, and I appreciate all the kind words. Flow out of IP dam is…

  • Love in the time of COVID

    Well it was bound to happen…A bar things are crystal clear. It’s been hot up here the last few days with temps pushing 90. I can see many of you in the South and back East rolling your eyes and scoffing at me that that’s not hot, but trust me, at 6500 feet it’s plenty…

  • Report 7/27/20

    From Jamie at HFF: "Outflow from Island Park Dam is being decreased this morning (7/27) in two, ~100 cfs increments to a new estimated outflow of ~1,150 cfs. The stream gage is still reading a bit high due to aquatic vegetation in the stream channel.Outflow will likely be reduced further this…