|....................... .................... ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Fly Fishing Report
The decent, cool water temperatures are about to come to an end. Water temperatures
have reached the mid 70's at their peak. The weather forecast calls for a warm spell
and that may well end the fishing in much of the Firehole River. Pale Morning Duns and
Blue-winged Olives are still hatching. There are lots of White Millers as well as Spotted
Madison River (inside the park) is still fishing well. Pale Morning Duns, Spotted Sedges
and White Millers are hatching. There have been reports of a few Salmonflies hatching.
The Gibbon River has fished well below the falls and should turn on above the Falls up
to the meadows. We haven't had any reports yet, but you should start seeing Green
Drakes, plenty of Spotted Sedges and some Green Sedges any day. Brown Drakes and
Gray Drakes could start hatching in the smooth flows of the meadow sections shortly.
The Gallatin River is clearing fast, but it is still quite cold and off color. The warm spell
this coming week may change that fast.
The upper Gardner River is getting into better shape but still cold and off color. So are
the little brook trout streams that flow into the Gardner above the loop bridge at the
campground. This may change within the next few days.
The Gardner River is coming into shape fast and may be fishable within a week or so. It
is still off color.
The Yellowstone River in the Grand Canyon and Black Canyon is still high, cold and off
color but clearing. It could get into good shape within a few days. The upper section
above the falls is closed until July 15.
The entire Northeast corner, Slough Creek, Soda Butte Creek and Lamar River is still
high and way off color. It is expected to come into play about the first week of July.
The Lewis and Snake Rivers are still high and off color and so are all the streams in the
Southwestern Cascade Corner of the park.
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