Yellowstone Park Waters

August 12, 2020

Fishing Conditions

August 12, 2020

The water temps on the west side of the Park ( Madison and Firehole) have peaked above safe fishing temps. After the recent rains, the rivers in the northeast corner couldn't be in better shape. The Lamar is getting low and heating up in the peak of the afternoon heat. Terrestrials will be your main game with a crickets or red ants. If your having trouble getting bites, try skeetering your bugs across the surface. Slough Creek will have the most anglers but has enough water to accommodate everyone. Now that Yellowstone Lake is fully open, it's a good time to get out the power boat. Both the Cutthroat and Lakers will still be in relativity shallow water. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis:14-16-18, X-Caddis: 14-16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-18-18, Adult Caddis: 16-18, Loop Wing PMD: 16-18-20, Short-wing PMD: 14-16-18, Last Chance PMD: 18-20, Ex-body PMD: 16-18-20, Chubby Golden: 10-12-14, Yellow Stimulator: 10-12-14, Triple Decker Hopper; 10-12, CFO Ant;12-16,

Nymphs: Lil’ Spanker PT: 12-14-16-18, Lil’ Spanker Gold: 12-14-16-18, Lightning Bug Silver: 12-14-16-18, Lightning Bug Purple: 12-14-16-18, BH Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Rootbeer Float PMD: 16-18,

Streamers: McCune’s Sculpin Tan: 4-8, Dirty Hippy Rainbow: 2, Sparkle Minnow Black: 4-6, Bow River Bugger: 2-4-6, Zonker Tan/Copper: 6-8

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