Yellowstone River

October 19, 2020

Fishing Conditions

October 19, 2020

The stone is running around 1840cfs but still proceed with caution when floating as wave trains and hydraulics are nasty in some sections. Last weeks "W" has finally blown away but it was replaced with chilly air temps. Dry fly season is beginning to come to an end, time to use your nymph or streamer rod. Stoneflies, worms, soft hackles, and attractor mayflies are all on the menu. If you are rigging up your streamer rod it's time to put a sink tip back on your line. Natural colors such as olive, white and black seem to be the hot colors. Size and profile have been varying day to day with the weather. Dead drifting a sculpin or baitfish under a bobber has also resulted in some nice fish hitting the net. Streamer fishing will also help keep you warm on a cold float.

Carbella fishing access and campground will be closed September 9th to November 18th due to renovations.

**Please leave spawning fish alone and don't tread on redds!!!** 


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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, Brook Sprout BWO; 16-20, Thorax BWO; 16-20, Ext. Body BWO: 16-20

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, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20,

Streamers: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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