Saturday, June 7, 2014

Starting to Heat up!

Yellowstone National Park Firehole- The high water flow from last week is just starting to drop, giving the river more visability. Hatches of white miller caddis and PMDs are beginning to become more frequent on the Firehole. With this, active trout are found on the surface ready to rise to the perfect drift. Phesant tail soft hackles and olive woolly buggers are also a great way to fish for the healthy trout when there isn't a hatch occurring. Gibbon-Along with the Firehole, the Gibbon river is clearing up and water flow is coming down. Lately, fisherman have been having reoccurrung luck with size 16 pale morning duns in the late mornings. Also, stripping a brown or black woolly bugger along the banks is a good way to produce browns, and possibly get into a bigger fish. Madison-With the Firehole and Gibbon river running cleaer than last week, it allows the Madison to also become clear with lower water flow. Salmonflys are beginning to hatch on the grassy banks. A Jacklin's salmonfly or salmonfly nymph is a great way to start off your fishing venture. Small hatches of caddis have been seen in the evenings, but trout are not completely keyed in on them yet. Copper Bobs or serendipities are also flies that are having success in the late mornings and early evenings. Yellowstone Lake-The best fishing for Yellowstone Lake is from a boat or float tube along the drop off. This drop off is usually around 30 yards from shore. This is where hungry cutthroat and lake trout are found cruising for leeches or small baitfish. Woolly buggers in brown, black, olive, and purple are great imitations for those leeches and baitfish. Some spin fisherman are having luck casting jakes and various spoons. Montana Hebgen Lake-Healthy rainbows and browns are sporaticlly gulping small midges in the evenings along shorelines. For the most part, woolly buggers in brown, black, and orange are the best way to fish. Trollers continue to have luck near shorelines with rapalas or spoons. Also, jakes or panther martins are a good way to fish from shore. Madison Between Hebgen and Quake- This stretch of the Madison river continues to be the most popular for fly fisherman. Mostly nymphing is encouraged for the best success. Copper Bobs, Prince nymphs, serendipities, phesant tails, rock worms, and hares ears are producing quality fish. Madison below Quake- The water is still a little off color due to cabin creek and beaver creek running into quake lake. Fish are being caught on copper and olive serendipities following a size 6 Jacklin stonefly nymph. Henry's Lake-It seems like almost everyone is catching fish on Henry's lake but not in high quantities. Various woolly buggers are catching fish near the state park. Most of the fish are scattered throughout the lake due to the lake's water temperature and low weed beds. Past 10:00 a.m., it is wise to switch to smaller flies like scuds or smaller woolly buggers. Trollers are catching fish with shallow rapala's, large spinners, and spoons.

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