Yellowstone Area Fishing Report June 18, 2015

The Yellowstone has been dropping into shape the last few days. The Water is green and it looks very good. We had a little mud plug yesterday due to some rain in the park but it is clear of the valley now. The big Salmon flies have been spotted by the 26 mile boat launch. Fish are eating the big drys close to the banks. Your flies need to be ON the bank. The closer you can get to the willows, the better. Expecting the bugs to move up-stream as the water warms. We have been seeing lots of Caddis out especially in the evening. The big chocolate caddis is the one to throw right now. Larva and Pupa patterns can be productive during the day. Golden Stone patterns are catching fish too. Lots of options! The streamer bite has been hit or miss. We expect fishing to get better as the days progress!

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl, all colors, sz 6-14
Hot Cakes Salmon Fly, sz 4 and 6
South Fork Secret, sz 4 and 6
Carnage Stone, sz 4 and 6
Brett’s Golden Stone, sz 6-10
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee’s Sparkle Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8
Elk Hair Caddis, Brown and Tan, sz 12-18
Goddard Caddis, sz 10-14
JC Special, PT, sz 10, 12
Stimulators, yellow, orange, brown, sz 12, 14
Trudes, royal, adams, sz 12-16
20-Incher, sz 8-12
Copper John, Red sz 12-18
Mega Prince Nymph sz 6-10

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