Yellowstone River

March 26, 2020

Fishing Conditions

March 26, 2020

The flows are still at winter levels and still good for walk wading. Over the last week a ton of the shelf ice melted away, some folks have done a float. No shuttles are running yet so bring two rigs. Above Livingston has the best color and clarity. Lower tribs have been dumping some color. A big dark stone with a mayfly trailing behind is a rig to start with on most days. They are still holding on the soft tailouts and deeper runs. During the second half of the day some browns have targeted streamers for a better meal. Sculpin patterns in dark and natural colors seem to be getting the job done. The streamer bite has been tough on colder days and also sunny days. On these days, go low and slow or toss some bigger nymphs.  


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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, Hi-Vis Paraemerger BWO: 16-18-20, Thorax BWO: 16-18, CDC Biot Dun Pink Albert: 14-16-18

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, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, 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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