Yellowstone River

January 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

January 14, 2019

 Burr, the cold nights are causing a lot of ice chunks to be flowing. We should see our nights warm up this week, this will open the water. We don't recommend floating yet, there are places the river is frozen from bank to bank. Fish have begun to gather in the tailout pools below the riffles. The Rainbows are towards the upper end in the swifter water while the Browns are lower down in the slower water. Small was good! Small mayflies and tiny midge nymphs, flashy ones, are hot. A few were taking some zurdles but the big nymphs seemed to be better at just getting their attention. Swinging streamers is tough but this warm week may kick in a good bite and make it worth your while. 


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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, Batwing Emerger: 18-20, Challenged 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, Batman: 12-16, TB Bruised Baetis: 18-20, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Root Beer Float BWO: 16-20, 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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