The Lamar is dropping fast. Flows are 159 cfs now where the river hits the Yellowstone below the Roosevelt Bridge. The same is true for Slough, Pebble and Soda Butte Creek’ volume – flows are low! Water temps are also warming during the day now. Water quality is good. Hatches are dwindling – caddis, some PMD’s and Pseudocloeon mayflies, scattered gray drakes. Hoppers, ants and beetles are definitely working now, too!! A hopper dropper, or large dry stonefly pattern rigged with a black or tan North Fork Special, size 10-14 work well as a dry/dropper rig throughout the NE corner... View Article
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Flows: CFS 987 cfs Water quality is very good now to Willwood Dam and so is the fishing! Fish the canyon and the section through town. Wade carefully if in the canyon or swifter sections through town. Our guides are having banner days on our Float and Walk/Wade Trips on the LoSho. Caddis, and PMD’s are hatching. PMD sparkle and or compara duns, rusty spinners, elk hair caddis, royal trudes. Hoppers are working ok. Ants and beetles are also on the river. Wet flies; Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Pat’s rubber legs, black girdle bugs and black r... View Article
Leech patterns are very effective. Bead head nymphs stripped or slow trolled behind a kickboat or float tube also work well. Scuds best if fishing the bottom near the shoreline. Hopper action has been good when fishing the shoreline from a boat or walking. Upper Sunshine now. Upper Sunshine is mostly stocked cutthroat. Fishing pressure is the reason for the diminished size. The trout are also taking Callibaetis and Adams parachutes, ants, beetles and elk hair caddis. Fish damsel nymphs, soft hackled bloody Mary’s and midge pupae for best results on Upper Sushine. Hoppers, ants and beetles are also working... View Article
All the lakes on the Wyoming side of the Beartooth Mountains are fishing great. Enjoy! If going to the lakes past Top of the World, the road is in rough shape and traffic delays up to 30 minutes exist just before you get to Beartooth Lake. Dries will be Griffith’s gnats, elk hair caddis, small parachute Adams, ants, beetles, and royal trudes or Wulff’s. The streams up high are perfect for 1-4 weight fly rods. Tippet size 4-6X. For lakes – leeches, small buggers, soft hackle or bead-head nymphs should get action sub-surface. Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent. Both... View Article
Dead Indian Creek is fishing okay through the campground. In the upper canyon, royal trudes, royal Wulffs, elk hair caddis and parachute Adams work well for searching patterns. Hoppers are also beginning to dominate. Water quality is low but good. Size 10-16 beadhead North Fork Specials, Prince nymphs and smaller Pat’s rubber leg nymphs advised. Stream cover is tight. Fish hoppers, but don’t surprised if you snag on a backcast or forward cast. Bear spray is essential when fishing this creek. Carry a loud whistle, too!!