.......................  ....................  ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
05/24/13

Yellowstone Park - Opening Day (May 25th)

Everything is looking pretty good for tomorrow's opening day of the fishing season in
Yellowstone National Park. As usual, the Madison River and Firehole River should be
the highlight of the first week or so. There may be some action take place below the
Falls in the lower Gibbon River. The weather forecast is good and the conditions should
hold up at least for the first few days.

The Firehole will be the first stop and maybe even the final stop for most anglers. The
Northern side of the park at Gardiner is not the place to be and neither is the northeast
or eastern sections of the park.  The South Entrance will work but if you intend to fish
streams only, you should head for the Firehole River.

Blue-winged Olives (18) and Pale Morning Duns (18/16) will be the two main
mayflies hatching.
Little Black Caddis (18) , Spotted Sedges (16) , Little
Short-horned Caddis (20)
and White Millers (16) will all be hatching. It is possible
the
Salmonflies (4/6)  will make an appearance in the Firehole Canyon. We have
specific imitations of all of the stages of life of these insects at Pefect Fly. We have set
up several anglers planning on fishing the early season on the Madison and Firehole.

Nearby Streams Outside the Park:
The Madison River below Hebgen dam (between the lakes) has provided some fair
fishing opportunities.

The Henry's Fork of the Snake River is doing well right now. Salmonflies are already
present.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
Options For Selecting Flies: