Yellowstone Park opened to angling in most areas of the Park Memorial Day weekend. North Fork Anglers does sell 3 Day, 7 Day and Annual Yellowstone Park fishing licenses for your convenience, as well as Wyoming Game and Fish Resident and non-Resident Daily and Annual Fishing Licenses.
As of this report, Slough Creek and Soda Butte Creeks are coming down. water quality and fishing conditions are good. Golden stones, salmonflies, large caddis and some early PMD’s are being seen. The upper meadow section has a lot of angler traffic, not so much in the Slough Creek campground and lower section. Dry dropper rigs are recommended on the lower section.
Flows on the Lamar and Soda Butte Creek are dropping daily. Both are definitely fishable going into this weekend. Hatches are pretty much the same as seen on Slough Creek. Dry dropper rigs will work well. Size 8 and smaller bead heads – North Fork Specials tan, black, purple, red are highly recommended as the dropper. Stoneflies and larger caddis are active midday through evening while the PMD’s are mid-morning to early afternoon. Orange or yellow Stimulators, Ho Candy, yellow, red or orange work well for either the larger caddis or the stoneflies flying around. Sizes 4-10 on the larger dry flies. Size 16 for PMD patterns.
The Lamar River is now flowing at 1330 cfs as of 6/23/21. We expect flows to continue to drop and fishing conditions to improve on the Lamar River and Slough, Pebble and Soda Butte Creeks. Expect excellent water conditions going forward in June.
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