Yellowstone River Report 4/13/2020

Yellowstone 4/13: Nymphing with a Pat’s rubber leg with a smaller midge or Lil’ Spanker as a dropper has been picking up fish in most runs and around gravel bars. For the streamer fisherman, the Grinch allowed to sink and stripped slow has been the ticket. Drop a beahead nymph like a prince, Lil’ Spanker, or pheasant tail off the back. There may be BWOs coming off mid afternoon so look to fish a smaller size Purple Haze or BWO dun pattern with a cripple, emerger, RS@ or smoke jumper trailed off of it by 12″ or so. Midges are likely to appear as well. Look for sippers in the foam back eddys. As of the writing of this report, FASs remain open for fishing following the guidelines for social distancing.

By Chris Fleck River Reports