Yellowstone Park Waters

October 7, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 7, 2019

 The weather inside the Park is beginning to shift towards winter. The weather has been rough but the fishing has been good. There is no need to get out super early, Let the sun warm things for a couple hours. Across the Park it is switching to nymph and stream season. The Madison has a bit of a crowd fishing for the fall spawning Brown trout. The closer you are fishing to the boundry the more anglers you will begin to see. The upper parts of the Madison are fishing just as good and the Firehole has some very good fishing, including some dry fly fishing. The Gallatin is back to mainly nymphing. They are eating various stonefly nymphs and a number of caddis and mayfly nymphs. The Lamar, Slough and Soda Butte are still fishing good despite all the winter like weather that keeps moving through that area. This part of the Park has definately switched to nymphing being the most productive. If you don't want to start nymphing for the season just yet there is a small streamer bite. Keep 'em small, Cutthroat in this area usually prefer streamers that are 3 inches at the biggest.  

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis/ Tan, Gray: 12-14-16, Snowshoe Caddis/ Tan: 14-16-18, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Brook Sprout: 16-18-20, Hackle Stacker BWO: 16-18, Film Critic: 16-18, Tilt Wing BWO: 16-18-20, Hi-Vis Para Adams: 16-18-20

Nymphs: Green Machine PT: 16-18-20, Rootbeer Float BWO: 18-20, Batwing Emerger BWO: 16-18, Military Mayfly: 16-18, Pat's Rubber Legs/ Olive, Black, Brown: 8-10-12, BH FB Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Hare's Ear: 12-14-16-18

Streamers: Zonker/ Tan, Pearl, Black: 4-6-8, Lil' Kim/ Silver: 4, Dirty Hippy/ Rainbow: 2

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