Monthly Archives: April 2012

Take a break, fish a lake…

Since most the freestone rivers in our area look like chocolate milk right now, we’ve been hitting up some local and private lakes.   Midge hatches have been THICK lately, (although most of our fish have been actually caught on leeches, … Continue reading

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Sticks on the Stone

While there are plenty of caddis out and about, unfortunately the Yellowstone remains too muddy to fish well.  CFS at Carter’s was a whopping 11,000 CFS today!  It looks like we have a few nights this week near freezing, especially … Continue reading

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Caddis have popped, clarity now an issue

We’re now seeing thousands of caddis here in town and below, unfortunately the river is now about 8-12 inches of visibility and border line worth it (definitely worth it if you just want cool bug photos).  With temps in the … Continue reading

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Seeing a Couple Caddis…

Had a few boats out on the river yesterday and we’re starting to see some caddis dries, (not many – 20?)  and no fish up eating them yet, but at least it’s a start!  Looks like 70 degree days through … Continue reading

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April fishing picking up in Montana

Seems like state wide there has been a change in the fishing conditions, and thankfully a change for the better!  March Browns have arrived, while baetis and midges are plentiful as well.  We’ve even seen skwalas on the Yellowstone, as … Continue reading

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Bring your 8 weight…

Clarity on the Yellowstone is perfect right now for throwing big uglies.  The brown above fell for one of Gallop’s Butt Monkey streamers.  300 grain sink tip lines on an 8 weight rod are a great way to go right … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Clearing Up

First off, a big THANK YOU to everyone who got out yesterday morning and helped with the river clean up!  Looks like we got over 10,000 lbs of scrap metal, tires, broken glass, and trash out of the river and … Continue reading

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Yellowstone River Clean Up – This Saturday – 4/14

This Saturday, April 14th everyone is invited to join the 8th annual Yellowstone River Clean Up!  The event will start at the Civic Center (in Sacajawea Park) at 8:00AM Saturday morning.  While the Joe Brooks and Madison Gallatin chapters of … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Angler April Fishing Update

The mild spring weather we are having has brought the water temperatures up enough to create excellent spring hatches of both blue winged olives and midges a few weeks ahead of schedule.  Blue Winged Olive hatches are now present on … Continue reading

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Spring baetis have arrived

Little surprise, the Yellowstone continues to be as fickle as ever.  Cloudy and calm are the days we all hope for, bright and windy are usually the cards we get dealt.  The one change we’ve seen lately has been a … Continue reading

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