Monster Lake is fishing well to midges and leeches now. We even had some bigger browns gulping Callibaetis dries, even though we have not seen those emerging yet. Fun! The trout have been taking leech patterns and chironomid pupa along the banks. Fishing doesn’t get any better than Monster Lake. Big Browns, rainbows, cutthroat, brook and tiger trout. Water temps are in the mid to high 40’s. Six weight and heavier fly rods are mandatory, as are leader and tippet – 1x or heavier! All flies are to be barbless. Callibaetis are hatching!! I know this sounds weird for this time of year but... View Article
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Both the Bighorn and Wind River Canyon are fishing well right now, although we are seeing fewer trout in the river this spring. Water temps are slowly warming up and the fish are becoming more active now that the spawning is about done. Look for BWO’s and Midges on the surface. The trout and carp are keying on the emergers and adults now. Nymphs – scuds, worms, midge pupa, p-tails, yum-yum sowbug and firebead sow bugs. The Hot Flies for the Horn have been firebead sowbugs and yum-yums fished deep! Flow: 1016 cfs Flies: San Juan Worms, Yum Yum, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow... View Article
Fishing has been slow in the rugged canyon section of the Clarks Fork. Access is still difficult on the trails. Fish is better in the lower canyon near the end of the black top. Fish there, or below the canyon closer to the Beartooth Ranch property, or near the fish hatchery in Clark for better results. Access is good below the high water mark on the lower Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone. FLOWS: 434 cfs Recent warm weather has increased the flows. Flies for the lower Clark Fork: An assortment of midge and blue-winged dries, emergers and nymphs for midday have... View Article
Open water but getting dirty due to snowmelt and warm temperatures. Wait until May when the snow is gone at the lower elevations and before runoff begins. The, you won’t need snowshoes as part of your fishing gear! We do not have flow data on Crandall Creek. Flows are probably 30-50 cfs.
The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. Flows are coming up but still good for wading. Water quality is changing as one gets closer to Cody, due to very warm temperatures this past Thursday and Friday. The South Fork has been fishing well up in the Valley School section. Nymphs have been the most productive method for catching fish using small (12-18) bead head nymphs like the North Fork Special, Copper John, or Hares ear. We’ve also been catching fish on dries midday when clouds block the sun. Smaller parachute Adams... View Article