Yellowstone River

April 9, 2020

Fishing Conditions

April 9, 2020

With the recent 60 plus degree weather the Yellowstone has gotten muddy. This shouldn't last too long as we have a cold front moving in this weekend. This is a river to skip for at least a few days.  A reminder for when it clears, no shuttles are running yet so bring two rigs. If you do decide to fish in the off color water, a big dark stone with a mayfly trailing behind is a rig to start with on most days. They are still holding on the soft tailouts and deeper runs. During the second half of the day some browns have targeted streamers for a better meal. Sculpin patterns in dark and natural colors seem to be getting the job done. The streamer bite has been tough on colder days and also sunny days. On these days, go low and slow or toss some bigger nymphs.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18, Adams Para Wulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Hi-Vis Paraemerger BWO: 16-18-20, Thorax BWO: 16-18, CDC Biot Dun Pink Albert: 14-16-18

Nymphs: Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, 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, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20,

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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