It’s getting good out there! We’ve been getting positive reports from yesterday’s and today’s fishing on the Yellowstone River. The bite has been especially good downstream of Livingston, but plenty of fish are also eating in the Paradise Valley. And the trout are looking up as well. Until now, the dry fly fishing has admittedly been a bit sporadic. But a lot of fish are currently being landed on dries, both big (Chubbies and even hoppers) and small (caddis dries, Purple Haze). A dry-dropper rig would be a very good idea right now. We’ve also heard of some really nice trout being caught on dead-drifted streamers. I won’t go into a lot of detail about specific patterns, but come on in to the shop and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
The river is still relatively high (just over 7000 cfs at Carter’s Bridge), so you’ll continue to find the majority of the fish in the slower water near the banks. But it’s come down enough that there are some good riffle corners starting to develop.
Now’s the time to get out on the Yellowstone River! You won’t be alone this weekend, but there are plenty of fish for everyone. We’ll be open 7-7 (every day) to get you geared up and to dole out advice. Don’t miss out!0