Yellowstone Park Waters

October 28, 2020

Fishing Conditions

October 28, 2020

 This is it! We are down to the final days of the Park fishing season. The Park saw a dramatic change in weather this past weekend. Snow fell across the entire region and temperatures have dropped. Dress warm to fish the Lamar valley, the wind chill will be a factor in such an open area. Hopper season is definitely done after this latest snow. Switch back into a double nymph rig. Some anglers are getting a few brown trout on the Madison. Remember not to fish directly on a spawning area to ensure future generations of fish. They will hit a streamer for you while migrating. Put an egg pattern on if you want to get some rainbows. The weather may be rough but this is one of the best times of year to get a lake trout from Yellowstone Lake. Find the craggy shorelines. 

*Just as a heads up: We sold out of Park licenses 2 months ago with the record tourism Yellowstone has seen this year. If you have procrastinated and still need a license you need to get one when you get to Yellowstone. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffith Gnat:16-18-20, Quigley Cluster: 16-20-24, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22

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, Green Machine; 16-18, BLM Green; 18, Split Case BWO; 18-20

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, Schlappen Bugger Black, Olive: 2-4-6

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