Happy Mothers Day!? Oh, wait a minute. by John McPherson

April 21, 2015

Happy Mothers Day!? Oh, wait a minute. by John McPherson

  We are only three and a half months into the 2015 season and it is different than any I can remember. The Mothers Day Caddis hatch on the Lower Madison is already in full swing. A month ahead of schedule. We usually don't see this happen until about a week before Mothers Day. With the weather warming up faster than usual, look for all of the hatches to be a little early this year.

  If everyone keeps there fingers and toes crossed we should keep receiving more snow on the mountain tops at night. In some areas we are starting to see the first melting of the snowpack at higher elevations. One in particular is the Lamar Valley. By the looks of the USGS stream flow site we are getting the dirty water in the Yellowstone from snow melting in this drainage. This may make for a great year for the Salmon Fly hatch on the Yellowstone River. For the time being it will make fishing tougher over here. For the next few weeks keep an eye on the flow charts. They will tell you a lot about what is currently happening on a given river. If you can't find them on your phone or computer give us a call and we will give you an update over the phone. I personally fished dirty water this weekend just to know if it was still worth it or not. 

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