The Lamar is clearing and the flows are 519 cfs where the river hits the Yellowstone below the Roosevelt Bridge. Flows are going down quickly now!! Wading is easier above Soda Butte Creek’s confluence in the Lamar Valley.
Water quality is good. Soda Butte, Slough and Pebble Creeks are dropping quickly which makes for easier wading and presentations. Some rain is predicted in places. Nothing heavy though which should keep the Lamar clear and fishing good.
Hatches are caddis, green drakes, blue wing olives, golden stones and salmonflies are being seen. With the high water, a hopper dropper, or large dry stonefly pattern rigged with a black or tan North Fork Special, size 8-14 work well with a dry/dropper rig throughout the NE corner of Yellowstone right now.
Slough Creek campground is closed. Lots of vehicles are parked at the upper Slough Creek Meadows Trail head. Be prepared to see lots of other anglers now that the rivers and streams have come into shape!!
Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent for security. Both are out in the Lamar Valley and its tributaries.
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