River Report

John Bond with another Beef Cake brown... Photo: Dean the Machine...

The Yellowstone has been fishing well, particularly in the mornings.  Get out early to beat the heat and look for rising fish in the shade.  These fish will be eating caddis, but any number of smaller #14-16 attractor dry fly patterns will do the trick.  A few of our favorites include stimulators, hot wing elk hairs, trudes, hemingways, henryvilles, goddards, PMX’s, and chubbies.  Nymphing has been especially effective right now as well in the faster, cooler, more oxygenated runs.  A Pat’s rubber legs is pretty hard to beat right now, as have sculpin patterns, caddis nymphs, and various size 14-16 beadhead dropper nymphs.  If you want to target a few larger fish, streamers have been working but do realize that you will have to sacrifice numbers for size.  As the river cools off this week the streamer bite will get better, especially if some clouds roll in.

T. Nostrant, #keepingthemwet...

Looks like some cooler weather ahead for this week's forecast...

John Mahoney gets locked again! Photo: Paul Bloch

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