Salmonfly Update: 07/09/2014

July 9, 2014

Salmonfly Update: 07/09/2014

Your Wednesday Salmonfly Report: We're almost to the point where you need a park license to fish salmon flies

Upper Madison -  From what we've heard there has been a second hatch after all of this warm weather from McAtee on up above the West Fork.  Fish are looking up and eating big dries, if you don't feel like fishing salmonflies, you have plenty of options.  Sedge Caddis, Yellow Sallies, and PMD's are all producing fish on top.

Gallatin - Salmonflies are above the Taylors Fork in the Park section.  Fish are up eating on top with your big salmon fly patterns.  Golden stones and caddis are out in numbers.  Try running a salmonfly dry and a golden stone or caddis dry behind it.

Yellowstone - Salmon Flies flew up the Stone and are above Yankee Jim Canyon.  We had a guide trip that got into some great dry fly fishing from McConnell to Joe Brown with big dry's.  The Corwin Springs area probably has the highest concentration of bugs around.  The river is pretty pushy up here so be ready to do some rowing if you decide to head here.

Big Hole - Salmonflies are done... That being said, the fishing is great with PMD's, Yellow Sallies, Goldens, and Caddis on top!

Lower Madison - Looks like there wasn't much salmon fly hatch on the Lower this year.  There are still tons of bugs out on the Lower... Yellow Sallies, PMD's, Caddis, Mahogany Duns, Green Drakes, and Sedge Caddis are all coming off right now and the water conditions have been great!

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