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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Everything changes, including me


I’m not a guy who dwells on the good old days.

Everything changes.

Including me.

But really, it‘s hard to ignore. Does everything have to change for the worse?

Bitter cold combined with drought eliminated almost all of my pond fishing hot spots in recent years. Restocking might bring them back, but not necessarily in time for me to ever fish there again.

Fishing the Yellowstone River in the park – a rigorous hike in and out -- used to be a 40-fish-a-day type of place. Now I’m lucky to catch a fish there. It’s nothing like it was the first time I fished there more than 50 years ago...

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