Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

June 15, 2019 9:00 am

Fishing has been fair to good using a mix of dry flies, wet flies or streamers. Hatches have been caddis, spruce moths, golden stoneflies, and pale morning duns on the Madison drainage. Below the Firehole and Gibbon Falls, some salmon flies have been seen. It won’t be long before the big stoneflies are flying around!

The Madison River from Madison Junction downstream to West Yellowstone is coming down and fishing better every day. Lots of anglers in the Madison now. Anglers have been successful matching the hatches or using smaller (size 10-18) bead-head nymphs. Streamers work well when no hatches are present.

The Gibbon fishes best below Gibbon Falls this time of year. Stoneflies, pmd’s and caddis are active. Fish deep with nymphs (rubber legs, or black or Red Head North Fork Specials for best results on the Gibbon and Firehole) or pull streamers through the deeper pools and runs.

Water temps are in the 50’s and 60’s, depending on which river you choose to fly fish.








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