Matthew Perkins

Just another way to update family and friend with some of the things I am doing.

Location: Hawley, Minnesota, United States

Monday, May 30, 2005


Friday, May 13, 2005

Big Horn River

On our way back Steve and I spent a day floating this great river. There are very large Rainbows in this river. I saw several as we drifted down. There was no hatch that occurred during the day. Most fish where caught on nymphs and orange scuds. Steve caught a whopper on an olive soft hackle.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Holter Dam

This is below Holter Dam on the Missouri River. This area is always a treat to fish. The rainbows are large and the scenery is great! . We also caught a few whitefish on nymphs. The weather was cold and wet. I would expect nothing less when fishing with Steve Haun.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


I am experimenting with my underwater camera.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Lower Madison River

Saturday Pete was able to join us and the weather warmed up just enough to tease us with a 1-2hr Caddis hatch. We caught a few fish on drys. Pete was able to catch this whopper 23� brown on a Caddis pupa just in front of our campsite.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River

Left Thursday morning about 7am and arrived in Paradise Valley around 8pm. The Caddis where coming off the water like crazy about size 14. I got very emotional and excited. I hurried to get the camper trailer set up, fishing license, and then decided I only had about 20min of daylight and still did not have all the fishing gear unpacked. Rather than rush to put my gear together and break something, which would be typical in the excitment. I just walked down to the river and watched the Mother Day Caddis happen in all it�s glory. There where several fish jumping out of the water and slurping. Some would say this is a sign of great discipline, old age, or just plan lazy.

Steve arrived around 10:30. I was very good to see him. I had a campfire going and plenty of beer so it was easy to begin to catch up. In the morning we where able to coordinate with the guy from Idaho Falls that was dropping Steve�s brand new drift boat off. He was just 10miles up the road at a local fly shop. Unfortunately all the reports showed the Yellowstone had risen over 1100 CFS that morning and soon the river down stream would be blown out. We fished late morning anyway but visibility was about 6-8in and the water was rising fast. We didn�t catch anything and decided to float the lower Madison for our maiden drift boat voyage.

Campsite and a KOA 10 miles upstream of Livingston. This would be a great campsite for the family. Right on the river, playground, bathroom, showers, and a indoor pool. Steve tying up some March Browns and midges.