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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

Maybe I caught them all


Fishing used to be so much better.

I’m afraid I’ve ruined it all.

I don’t catch as many fish as I once did. It’s not that I fish less or more ineptly, there simply don’t seem to be as many fish available for catching as there once did.

I’ve fished the same stretch of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park nearly every summer since 1971. It used to be a 40-fish-a-day spot. I caught my age in cutthroat trout there when I was 55. A dozen years later, however, and I’m lucky to hit double figures.

My wife and I used to make a couple of trips a year to the Tongue River R...

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