Salmonflies on the Yellowstone

June 28, 2012

Salmonflies on the Yellowstone

Your most up to date Salmonfly Reports: 
For Your Early Weekend - We Suggest Calling In Sick and Going Fishing...

Big Hole - Done for the year.

Lower Madison - And... Done...

Upper Madison - The bugs are out in full force on the Upper Madison and it has been some of the best Salmonfly fishing in a while over here the past few days if you get on the right stretch of water. Ditch the Varney down section for now with big dries, they have moved up towards Ruby and likely will be moving around Pallisades here in the next day or so. Personally I'd go up and do Windy Point down to Mac and fish them hard and heavy and then put on for a second float depending on where it fished the best - doign laps up here is the way to fish the hatch once it gets above town. 

Gallatin - The Salmonflies are on the move on the Gallatin - they are around Portal Creek as of yesterday evening and the fish are really keying in on them now. We recommend staying a little behind the hatch, picking out the pocket water and sticking with copper chubbies and a few goldenstone patterns, that has been successful the past couple of days!

Yellowstone - Bugs have popped on the Yellowstone and depending on who you talk to, they are either eating them over here, or there are just bugs around and nobody looking up yet. If you're going to go looking for the big bugs over here, stay up higher in the Valley - like Loch Leven and above. If you are simply looking to go get some good fishing in, pretty much can head anywhere over here right now. The playground is now open and accepting all children and adults for the ride...

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