Friday, June 22, 2012

Fishing is picking up!

All around the area the fishing is picking up due to the run-off heading out. Let's start in the park! Firehole River The Firehole is heating up literally. After getting pounded pretty good due to being the only fishable river for some time, the fish are wising up to most patterns. Early morning the fish can be seen sipping spent mayflies in the eddies and slackwater. Later in the day they will still eat a nice PMD with a good presentation. Caddis in the evening, make sure you are going with a whiter color. Gibbon The Gibbon is fishing well below the falls with some caddis in the evenings. Up in the meadows there is also a good push of Brown Drakes in the evenings and afternoon hours. Madison In the park early in the morning the fish a sipping spent drowned flies and always taking a nice black bugger stripped finely off the banks. Caddis in the evenings or a yellow or orange stimulator and pheasant tail. Between the park and the lake you can try your luck with a nice beadhead trailing behind a callibaetis spinner can produce some results. Between the lakes is producing fish. The water coming over the dam is at 1500 cfs with flows at 1960 near Cameron. Have seen some stone fly nymphs curled up and floating down between the lakes. Our guides have been doing very well on floats producing some nice browns in the float section down from Lyons. Gallatin River The park section of the Gallatin is shaping up very nice. Clarity is good. Below the Taylor's Fork the water becomes a little more turbid but fish can be caught throughout the day! Make sure to stop in the shop here to get more up to date information and check out our sales on Legend Ultra rods by St Croix. Some rods are available at 100 dollars off the retail price! Good luck and have fun out there. Brian

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