Yellowstone River

April 24, 2017

Fishing Conditions

April 24, 2017

 The river has definately gone grey in color from the weather. This isn't keeping people from fishing. They are concentrating their efforts along the bank where the clarity is the best. Blue Wing adults are working along the banks in the afternoons as well as midges. Running an emerging pattern under your dry will get you the fish that aren't fully commiting to the surface. The streamer fishing hasn't been on fire but there are fish that you will find eating them. With the cold overnight temps in the Park the Lamar River has been bumping up slightly during the day. Luckily the nightly temps are going to be cold for the next week. This should keep the flow coming out of Yellowstone Park in check. Opportunities for wade fishing are starting to get slim. The river is over 4000 cfs at Livingston. Soon you will need a boat to access most of the 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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