A word of caution if you intend fish Park back country waters during mid-August. The huckleberry season is ongoing and therefore the chance of encountering black and grizzly bears is on the increase. Huckleberry aroma is enticing and can be detected at distance, even by humans. Bears can detect the aroma much more easily and depend on berry crops for food. Consider that ripe berry patches near waters hosting good fishing bring increased potential for an encounter. Thus if you smell huckleberries while in the back country, realize bears do the same, and are likely nearby or on the way to feed. Have bear spray very handy and make noise to announce your presence. If Park officials suggest avoiding certain locations because of feeding bears, consider their suggestions to be excellent advice. Good back country fishing will be present after berry season is over.