Yellowstone River

August 15, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 15, 2017

 The rains that came through the area the last two days spiked the Lamar 200 cfs in less than a day. There's been no word about any mud coming out of the Park. We've been keeping an eye on the river cam and haven't spotted ant color change yet. We may have got lucky this time. One thing to remember though, when the flow is between 4000 and 5000cfs the wave trains get some very big waves. Hopper season is in full swing. Almost and hopper pattern in pink is getting fish. The fish are sucking into their mouths from just under the surface. When they are doing this type of eat you need to add another second before setting the hook or they won't have the fly in their mouth. You can run some double dry rigs but putting a 3 to 4 foot dropper underneath has been very affective. If you are on the river in the evening there is a good caddis feed happening after dinner.  

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Para Wulff Adams: 14-16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14, Hemmingway Caddis: 12-14-16-18, AC Caddis: 14-16, Chubby; Olive, Gold, Purple: 10-12-14, Neversink Trude: 10-12-14-16, Morrish Hopper: 6-8-10-12-14, CFO Ant: 12-14-16, Cow Killer Ant: 14-16, Hamburgler: 12-16

Nymphs| Caddis Pupa Black: 14-16, Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, Biot Midge Pupa, Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10 Mega Prince: 4-6-8 Prince Nymph: 14-18 Pyscho Prince Purple: 14-16 Pheasant Tail: 12-18 Hares Ear: 12-18 Nymphicator: 12-16 Batman: 12-16, TB Bruised Baetis: 18-20 Purple Berger: 12-14-16 Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18 Clouser Crayfish Tan & Dark Brown: 8-10 Copper and Pearl Zonker: 4-6 Goblin (GBRLKB) Black and Olive: 8-10, Bush's Dad Crayfish 8-10

Streamers| Big Black & Articulated... Silveys Sculpin Black 2, Eric's Jealousy Black 2, Lawn Mower Black 1, Natural Copper Zonker, T&A Bunkers Olive/White, Rainbow & Whitefish: 2 Swimmin Jimmy Rainbow: 2 Sex Dungeon White, Yellow: 2 Fathead White, Yellow, Olive, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Natural, black, olive, silver:4 Circus Peanut tan, olive, black: 4 Lawn Mower yellow, white, olive: 4 Game Changer rainbow, white: 4 Erics Jealousy yellow, black, white: 4 Sculpzilla black, natural, olive, white: 4-6 Mr. Creepo black, tan: 6 Craven's Dirty Hippie: 4 JJ Special: 4-8 Belly Ache Minnow Natural, Olive:4-6, Baby Gonga: 8

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