Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fishing Report

Yellowstone National Park Madison River- The Madison is currently high and off colored with the recent increase of water from the runoff. Browns are being caught near undercut banks with olive and black wolly buggers along with streamers. Size 14 copper serendipities have proven productive when trailing a Jacklin's salmonfly nymph mid day and in the late evenings. Firehole River- Similar to the Madison, the Firehole is high and off colored but still worth the time of a passionate fly fisherman. Size 12 olive wolly buggers and size 14 phesant tail soft hackles are catchiing hungry trout. Montana Between Hebgen and Quake- This is the only stretch of the Madison that has clear water consistently flowing. Mid-day and evening indicator fishing has been the most productive way to find fish. Copper Bobs and rock worms are a great way to start your fishing venture. Below Quake- The water is very dirty and may be difficult for a beginning flyfisherman to catch some fish. Although, fish are still being caught in slower moving pools with size 14 serendipities in copper, olive, and gold. Also, Jacklin's salmonfly nymph or a prince nymph are good ways of producing quality fish. Hebgen Lake- Healthy rainbows and browns are aggressively taking brown, black, and olive wolly buggers in the mornings and evenings. On calm days, some trout might be found on the surface gulping small midges. Idicator fishing should begin to pick up soon with different patterns of chironomids. Trollers are having luck crusing the shorelines mid morning and evenings with rapalas and spoons. Henry's Lake- Black, brown, olive, and purple wolly buggers are catching some trophy fish in Henry's Lake. Most of the fish are currently scattered throughout the lake but a good concentration of them can be found near the state park boat launch. The weeds are down so trollers are having success cruising the middle of the lake with spinners and spoons. 6-1-2014 22 inch Brown recently caught on the Madison River All of Bob Jacklin's flies can be found in Jacklin's flyshop Yellowstone National Park's fishing regulations have changed in the past couple years. Please read the regulations carfully or stop by Jacklin's flyshop for further information.

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