Yellowstone River

July 28, 2021

Fishing Conditions

July 28, 2021

Hoppers are the main game over here. Some fish are still swiping but if you have the right hopper fly there are some nice fish already looking for them. Yellow or light pink seem to be two colors the fish have been most interested in eating. Running a dropper has been effective to get into fish between dry fly eats. The high sun can definitely change the dry fly bite but smoky day are giving fake cloud cover. Some fish are keyed on a short dropper imitating an emerger. Some fish are hugging bottom and the best way to get into them is a full nymph rig. Sally and PMD nymphs are getting steady eats. 

***Yellowstone has gone on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions from the Park Boundary to the bridge in Laurel,  fishing is prohibited 2pm to midnight***


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16-18, Elk Hair Caddis, Tan: 12-14-16-18, X-Caddis, Tan: 14-16-18, Adult Caddis, Tan: 14-16, Tilt Wing PMD16-18-20, Hackle Stacker PMD: 16-18-20, CDC Rusty Spinner: 14-16-18, Stimulator Yellow: 10-12, Circus Peanut: 10-12-14-16, Yeagers 409, Yellow: 12-14-16, Purple Para Wolff: 12-14-16-18

Nymphs: Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10, Mega Prince: 4-6-8,Pheasant Tail: 12-18, Pearl Crystal PT: 14-16-18,Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20, Caddis Candy: 16-18, Crawling Caddis: 16-18, Hydropsyche Caddis: 12-14-16

Streamers: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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