Yellowstone River

February 19, 2019

Fishing Conditions

February 19, 2019

 Not much has changed over the last week. We are still having air temps below zero at night. This morning there is some chunk ice flowing. This weather should be breaking soon for more pleasurable fishing temps. The past weeks weather has locked up the slow moving sections of river but what is open has very little slush ice at the moment. The faster water that is open is fishing. Target the tailout of a fast riffle. Rainbows like to hang in the top end of the tailouts this time of year. As you work downstream in the tailout you may find some of the Browns. They prefer to sit in the slower parts of the tailout behind the Rainbows. The shelf ice is solid for hiking on top of but if the weather begins to warm you need to use caution.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18, Adams Para Wulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Batwing Emerger: 18-20, Challenged BWO: 16-20

Nymphs: Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10, Mega Prince: 4-6-8, Prince Nymph: 14-18, Pyscho Prince Purple: 14-16, Pheasant Tail: 12-18, Hares Ear: 12-18, Nymphicator: 12-16, Batman: 12-16, TB Bruised Baetis: 18-20, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Root Beer Float BWO: 16-20, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20,

Streamers: Big Black & Articulated... Silveys Sculpin Black 2, Eric's Jealousy Black 2, Lawn Mower Black 1, Natural Copper Zonker, T&A Bunkers Olive/White, Rainbow & Whitefish: 2 Swimmin Jimmy Rainbow: 2 Sex Dungeon White, Yellow: 2 Fathead White, Yellow, Olive, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Natural, black, olive, silver:4 Circus Peanut tan, olive, black: 4 Lawn Mower yellow, white, olive: 4 Game Changer rainbow, white: 4 Erics Jealousy yellow, black, white: 4 Sculpzilla black, natural, olive, white: 4-6 Mr. Creepo black, tan: 6 Craven's Dirty Hippie: 4 JJ Special: 4-8 Belly Ache Minnow Natural, Olive:4-6, Baby Gonga: 8


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