Yellowstone River

June 23, 2017

Fishing Conditions

June 23, 2017

The stone is still a bit to high to safely float and fish. The soft water edges are the best option if you do head this way, but the fishing has been inconsistent. There are still better options in the area. This morning the stone is at about 14,000 CFS, it will be best to wait until about 10,000 CFS to get out on this river. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18, Midge Cluster: 16-18, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Griffith's Nat: 18-20-22, Quigley's Cluster: 16-20-24, Micro Midge: 20-22, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Spider Midge: 18-20, Top Secret Midge: 20-22, Mercury Black Beauty: 18-20-22, Film Critic: 16-18-20, Tilt Wing Dun BWO: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Para Wulff Adams: 14-16-18

Nymphs| Caddis Pupa Black: 14-16, Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, Biot Midge Pupa, 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 Clouser Crayfish Tan & Dark Brown: 8-10 Copper and Pearl Zonker: 4-6 Goblin (GBRLKB) Black and Olive: 8-10, Bush's Dad Crayfish 8-10

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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