Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dry Fly Season

Yellowstone National Park-Firehole-It is prime time on the Firehole river. PMD's in the late mornings have been catching trout in numbers. Also, white miller caddis are beginning to hatch in the evenings starting at around 4:00 p.m.. A great fly to use when the white caddiis are hatching is Jacklin's white caddis emerger. We are recieving great reports from the Firehole, even on those recent windy days. Gibbon-Evenings have been great on the Gibbon River with tan caddis and small stimulators. Hungry browns can be seen sipping caddis and mayflies against the banks so be careful where you walk. Madison-Salmonflies have ran through the Madison river in the park, but large trout are still readily eating the big bug. When the sun begins to set, a white miller caddis should prove productive to most fly fisherman. Nymph patterns like Jacklin's salmonfly, copper john, prince, are always great when there are no hatches. Yellowstone Lake- The best access to Yellowstone lake is without a doubt by a boat, but many fisherman are still having some luck casting lures and woolly buggers from shore. Woolly buggers in a size 8 or 6 should do the trick in olive, brown, black, or orange. Hebgen Lake-Most of the fish on hebgen are being caught with woolly buggers at this time in the mornings and evenings. Small hatches of midges are occurring before sunset, so a size 18 or 20 trico might just bring up some sipping trout. Trollers are having success trolling rapala's and large spoons. Between Hebgen and Quake- The best fishing by far will be in the evenings, but plenty of big browns and rainbows are being caught mid day. Nymphing is always a great way to fish this stretch, but orange stimulators in a size 10 have brought aggressive trout to the surface. The 3ft/sec. is currently 688. Below Quake-There hasn't been many great hatches yet on this stretch of the Madison river, but fish are still rising to orange and yellow stimulators in the last 30 minutes of light. Serendipities will work well trailing a stimulator, and salmonfly nymphs under an indicator. Henry's Lake- The fish continue to be scattered throughout the lake, but some are starting to congrigate near streams for the cooler water. They seem to be eating almost every color of woolly buggers in about 5ft of water. Trollers are using shallow rapala's, rooster tails, and large spoons.

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