[ARCHIVE] Yellowstone River Report 05/07/18
It’s pretty well shot, running noticeably higher and off-color through Columbus. If you’re determined to give it a go, 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 or the san juan worm on the edges is likely the best option. Black and darker color streamer patterns like the Grinch or a black bugger are a good option in off-color water as well. Runoff is likely here to stay and at some point the cottonwood hatch will get going and the river will be extremely hazardous best just to stay away from it.