The Lamar is clearing and the flows are 1100 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. Hatches are caddis, green drakes, blue wing olives, golden stones and a few salmonflies are being seen. With the high water, a hopper dropper rigged with a black or tan North Fork Special, size 8 or 10 worked well July 5th when fishing Slough Creek.
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!!
Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent for security. Both are out in the Lamar Valley and its tributaries.
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