[ARCHIVE] Yellowstone River Report 07/29/19

It’s rounded into shape. and the fish are on the bite. Clarity is good and flows are dropping. Some wade fishing spots are still a bit on the high side, but improving daily. Nymphing with a big rubber leg nymph like a girdle bug, Pat’s rubber leg or bitch creek and a prince nymph isn’t a bad way to start the day. Use a ;long enough leader and weight to get it down in the heavy water sections. Streamer fish from the boat using the Grinch, Kreelex, Bow River bugger, Sparkle Minnow patterns, Sculpin patterns and basic black buggers is a good way to go too. For dry fly anglers, fish a Jack Cabe, stimulator, PMX or Chubby. If they’re not hitting the big dry, drop a bead head nymph off of it. Keep a Purple Haze, Parachute Adams and Caddis handy for any rising fish. Hopper fishing isn’t too far off and it’s not a bad idea to start fishing them now.

By Chris Fleck River Reports