Yellowstone River

August 10, 2022

Fishing Conditions

August 10, 2022

The Yellowstone river has been excellent recently. Mornings and evenings have been the best as most of you guys would expect, but fish can be caught here all day. Hoppers and streamers is all we've been fishing recently because 99% of the bug life was flushed through during the flooding that happened earlier this year. The only thing available to the fish right now are terrestrials and other baitfish. This is why it has been so fun recently. If you head out head out this way, Try various hoppers like the thunder thigh, panty dropper, morrish, chubbies and water walkers. Our favorite streamer recently has been the sex dungon full size and mini in yellow, olive, white, or black. A few more streamers to try would be the mccune's sculpin, hare sculpin, butt monkey, Drunk & Disorderly, dolly llama's, kreelex, wooly bugger, and krystal bugger.

*** Emergency closure from Meyers Landing to Sheep Mountain due to Highway 89 Bridge's possible structural collapse ***

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Midge Cluster: 16-20, Parachute adams: 18-22

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; AJ's Bird Turd 6-10; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes);

Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, McCune's Sculpin 4-8; Zonker 4-8;

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