Yellowstone Park Waters

October 14, 2017

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2017

 The last of the dry fly fishing is here throughout the Park. Mid-afternoons of the warmer, cloudy days are good for some small Fall Baetis dries. The brown trout are in the river and more are moving in every day. This should slow down by the first of november so get it while it lasts. This is a great time to target spawning Lake trout and the Park Service would love it if you helped pull some out of Yellowstone Lake. They tend to go for chart/black patterns in the fall. The west side of West Thumb has a lot of spawning zones. On Lewis Lake the spawning zones are on the northeast corner of the lake.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Ex. Body BWO: 16-18-20, Brooks Sprout BWO: 16-18-20-22, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Thorax BWO: 16-18-20, C-UM Spinner BWO: 16-18-20

Nymphs: Big Spanker PT: 12-14-16-18, Copper John, Black: 12-14-16-18, Lightning Bugs: 12-14-16-18, Pat's Rubberlegs; Black, Brown, Goldenstone, Coffee: 6-8-10, Stoner Nymph; Brown, Black: 6-8, Rainbow Warrior: 18-20, Green Machine; Grey, PT: 18-20

Streamers: Hale Bopp Leach, Black: 8, BH Mini Leach, Black: 12, Simi Seal Leach, Black: 8, BH Crystak Bugger, Black: 6-8-10-12, Lunch Money, Tan: 4, Mini Ice Pick, Natural/Tan: 6, Double Bunny, Tan: 4-8, McCune's Sculpin, Tan: 4-8, Mini Dungeon, White: 6, Sparkle Minnow, White: 4-6, Zonker, Tan/Pearl, Black: 4-6-8

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