Yellowstone River Report 04/09/2018

Look for Midges and BWOs to be coming off once the day starts to warm up and the sun gets on the water. March Browns should be beginning to appear as well. Watch foam lines for sipping feeding fish. Nymphing with black, brown and coffee colored rubber leg patterns like girdle bugs and Pat’s rubber legs, as well as similar colored stonefly patterns should produce. Black and darker color streamer patterns like the Grinch or a black bugger are a good option as well. For dry fly action to rising fish, try a smaller size Purple Haze or Parachute Adams. If looking to float, be sure and check the access sites for takeout as deep ice and snow jams accumulated at most access sites and may not have completely cleared yet. With warmer weather, the river will get off color. There could be a short window to fish.

By Chris Fleck River Reports