Yellowstone Park Waters

August 15, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 15, 2017

 The last couple day have had some big, booming storms come through and drop a lot of heavy rain. The Lamar jumped 200 cfs in less than a day. There hasn't been any reports yet of a mud plug. If it did get dirty it will improve over the next couple days since the weather is going to dry out. The best fishing may be on Soda Butte Creek. In the morning before the sun gets to high in the sky they are looking for small hopper patterns. In the afternoon when the sun is straight up it's time to switch into small streamers. Try a small black Zonker in the deeper green pools. Above the Upper Falls the water is gin clear. The Salmon flies are finishing up and a few fish are still looking for them. This is another area that the Green Drakes have hatched. These got the most action over the weekend. The Gibbon, Madison and Firehole have got too warm to really have any good success unless you are fishing at dawn.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Ex. Body PMD: 14-16, Thorax PMD: 14-16, No Hackle PMD: 14-16, Purple Haze: 12-14-16, Para Wulff Adams: 12-14-16, Hemmingway Caddis: 12-14-16, Elk Hair Caddis: 12-14-16, Snow Shoe Caddis: 14-16, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16, CDC Winged Emerger Green Drake: 10, Adams Superfly: 14-16-18, Hairwing Green Drake: 10, Q's Glitter Ant: 16-18, CFO Ant: 12-14-16

Nymphs: Caddis Pupa: 14-16, Petrified Pupa: 14-16, Hotwire Caddis: 12-14-16, Serengold Tan: 12-14-16, Fertile Caddis: 14-16, Big Spanker PT: 12-14-16-18, Copper John, Black: 12-14-16-18, Lightning Bugs: 12-14-16-18, Pat's Rubberlegs; Black, Brown, Goldenstone, Coffee: 6-8-10, Stoner Nymph; Brown, Black: 6-8, Rainbow Warrior: 18-20, Bat Wing EmergerPMD: 16-18, Ju Ju PMD: 16-18-20, Nosepick PMD: 16-18, Military Mayfly PMD: 16-18-20, Green Machine; Grey, PT: 18-20

Streamers: Hale Bopp Leach, Black: 8, BH Mini Leach, Black: 12, Simi Seal Leach, Black: 8, BH Crystak Bugger, Black: 6-8-10-12, Lunch Money, Tan: 4, Mini Ice Pick, Natural/Tan: 6, Double Bunny, Tan: 4-8, McCune's Sculpin, Tan: 4-8, Mini Dungeon, White: 6, Sparkle Minnow, White: 4-6, Zonker, Tan/Pearl, Black: 4-6-8

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