Yellowstone Park Waters

July 15, 2019

Fishing Conditions

July 15, 2019

 The Salmon flies have run up into the Park over the weekend. Today was the final opener for the far upper Yellowstone and the Lake for Cutthroat. From Upper Falls to the Lake will have the last of the emerging Salmon flies. Lower down the river the fish are hitting more Golden Stones. The Gardiner has a residual hatch that fish are still eating. All of the water in the northeast corner are in perfect shape. There are large hatches of Western Sedge Caddis all through this area of the Park. The Fishing for Cutthroat from the shore of Yellowstone Lake will be the easiest it will be all season for the next couple weeks. They will still be in shallow water. The west side of the Park has had the water temps get warm. It's best to give the fish in the Firehole a break till fall when the water temps cool down. The Madison is best to fish in the morning with PMD's or wait until evening and fish the caddis hatch. Mid-day is fishing tough.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis/ Tan, Gray: 12-14-16, Snowshoe Caddis/ Tan: 14-16-18, Comparadun PMD: 16-18-20, Brook Sprout: 16-18-20, Chubby/ Olive, Golden: 12-14-16, Tilt Wing PMD: 16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD: 16-18, Snowshoe Sally: 14-16

Nymphs: Green Machine PT: 16-18-20, Rootbeer Float PMD: 18-20, Batwing Emerger PMD: 16-18, Military Mayfly: 16-18, Pat's Rubber Legs/ Olive, Black, Brown: 8-10-12, BH FB Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Hare's Ear: 12-14-16-18

Streamers: Zonker/ Tan, Pearl, Black: 4-6-8, Lil' Kim/ Silver: 4, Dirty Hippy/ Rainbow: 2

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