Yellowstone Lake is completely ice free. Fish Mary and Sedge Bay for cutthroat and lake trout. Lake trout, if caught, must be killed immediately. Check your Park regulations on what to do with lake trout. All cutthroat must be released!! Streamers have been working well whether in a boat or fishing from shore. Black, olive or brown woolly buggers are reliable. Size 4-10.
Note: It is illegal to fish streams or the mouth of streams running into Yellowstone Lake until June 20. This is to protect spawning native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
The Yellowstone River at LeHardy Rapids is flowing 4060 cfs today. The river will remain closed until July 15, then open for the rest of the fishing season in Yellowstone Park. The Yellowstone below Tower Falls is huge but can be fished along the edges upstream from where the Lamar River enters the river. Two fly nymph rigs recommended. Wading is not!
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