Happy Easter! Yeah, today (and the rest of the week) is going to be a day for the relatively hard core. But if you’re up to it (and dressed warmly), it should be a good day of fishing. The Yellowstone River still has some color to it, but it has cleared up a lot from last week. Plenty of visibility to put it to them. If you’re stripping streamers, try something in black or dark olive. We’ve had good reports. Maybe a Baby Gonga in black, or a dark olive Home Invader. Or try dead-drifting a size 8 or 10 brown Wooly Bugger. The trout were eagerly eating that guy on Friday. I also caught trout on a size 14 CDC Prince Nymph and a size 8 olive and brown Rubberlegs. There have been blue-winged olive (baetis) mayflies on the water in the afternoons, and some fish up on them. A lot of the rises I saw on Friday and yesterday looked like whitefish, but if you keep an eye out, you’re likely to find some trout among them. Look for less splashy, more subtle rises. A size 18 Parachute Adams should get you some dry fly action, and still be visible enough to keep track of. If you’re not into fishing in the snow/rain, next weekend looks better.0
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