Yellowstone Park Waters

June 21, 2018

Fishing Conditions

June 21, 2018

 It has been a wet spring in Yellowstone this year. We are going to have to wait a little longer to fish in the noertheast corner. This area still has high elevation snow to melt and the ground in the lower elevations is very saturated from recent rains. The best area to fish is still the west side of the Park. The Gibbon and Madison are fishing good but the Firehole is fishing very good. The dry fly fishing is starting to take over. Yellow Sallys have begun to hatch and they made the fish go crazy this past weekend. Besides Sallys there are two caddis, the White Millers and a small Western Sedge. The fish are eating more of the small Sedge lately. PMD's have also replaced the Blue Wings over the two weeks.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 18-20, Quigley's Cluster: 16-20-24, Matt's Midge: 20-24, Biot Midge: 20-22, Purple Haze: 14-16-18: HiVis Paraemerger BWO: 16-18, HiVis Parachute BWO: 18-20-22, Ex-Body BWO: 16-18-20, Film Critic BWO: 16-18-20, Elk Hair Caddis, Tan: 12-14-16, Cutters E/C Caddis, Tan: 14-16, Snowshoe Caddis, Tan: 14-16-18, Headlight Sally: 14-16-18, Slow Water Sally: 14, Never Sink Sally: 14-16

Nymphs: Zebra Midge: 16-18-20, Purple Death: 14-16-18, BHFB Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, BHFB Hares Ear: 12-14-16, Dirty Bird, Hares Ear: 10-12-14-16, Grand Poopah, Tan: 14-16, Serengold, Tan: 12-14-16, Lil Spanker, Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16

Streamers: Zonker, Black: 4-6-8, Wooly Bugger, Black, Brown: 4-6, Simi Seal Leech: 8, Hale Bopp Leech: 8, GB Crystal Bugger, Black: 6-8-10

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