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Madison River - May 30th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper reaches on the Maddy are definitely fishing better than anything else on the river.  West Fork throwing junk in.  Other feeders not terrible at this time.  We're experiencing the usual Memorial Day weekend weather around here--It's still nice today but the next 2 days look rough!  The wade section from Pine Butte up to Hebgen dam has OK visibility, not great.  Nymphing with rubberleg stones, san juans, and the like have been proven producers.  Streamers are doing well too.  Stay to black, black/olive, dark olive as your go-to colors in the off color waters.
 
Gallatin River - May 30th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 42 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Brrr!  Been snowing hard in the Park and the mountains surrounding here.  Whacky weather!!  Sun-70s and really nice.  2 days later and extended cold front has us wearing our winter Patagonia wear and watching the white stuff fall from the sky again.  Enough!  River's not fishable.....
 
Yellowstone River - May 30th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and snow
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Memorial Day.  It's really amazing how fast things can change around here! Just a few days ago we had on shorts and flip-flops.  Today, well, let's just say it's less than stellar early summer weather.  It's been snowing (hard) above 6500 feet and raining pretty mercilessly down here.  Eeeww!  I know.  Good thing (depending upon how you think of it) the river has dropped like a rock and I'd say it's actually quite fishable and may be so for the next several days. Weird.
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - May 26th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Bright sun today making things pretty tough.  Without the cloud cover the baetis won't really pop at all.  Today proved that pretty true.  It's getting fairly late into the hatch as well so when we get them, it's either really intense and short lived or they just peter off.  Look for nymphing the deeper, typical holding runs to be the best bets.
 
Madison River - May 26th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper river below the West Fork is more off colored than above.  Clarity still isn't great even there but it is improving.  Beaver Creek is not throwing as much into the river so staying in the upper reaches is definitely the best bet.  Nymphing san juans, rubberleg stones with smaller beadhead droppers has been the go to.  Streamer fishing is picking up some respectable fish as well.
 
Gallatin River - May 26th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Sunshine!  River's heading up in flow again.  Still dirty.... It's got a LONG ways to go before it covers House Rock, but we'll get there.