•                Yellowstone National Park Madison, Firehole, and Gibbon Rivers These rivers are starting to get warm, so fish early in the morning or late in the evening. The upper Gibbon is still cold and will be best above the falls. Another option is colder tributaries like Nez Perce or the Little Firehole River. Water temps in the Firehole were 71 degrees at Fountain Flats. There are lots of Tan Caddis #14, #16, some PMD's at 9am, # 16. Try attractors on the Gibbon above...

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  • We are now starting to transition into the dry fly time. Rivers are coming into shape as runoff recedes and hatches are going on. We are seeing PMD's, caddis, green drakes, flav's, salmonflies, golden stones, and callibaetis. Almost all the waters are fishing well, just have to wait for the northeast corner to clean up yet. We are also starting to see mosquitos with the warmer weather, so don't forget the repellent.  Yellowstone National Park   Firehole, Madison, and the Gibbon Rivers Good action, good fishing! Good dry fly fishing...

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  • Yellowstone National Park The waters on this side of the park have been coming down and cleaning up recently. The Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison have really shaped up and the dry fly fishing is starting to get good. PMD's are hatching in the morning, caddis are hatching throughout the day, stoneflies are beginning, and evening egg laying caddis are being seen. Firehole River The Firehole is fishing great! Pale Morning Duns 10am-2pm, some days the hatch is strong with lots of rising fish. There have been a few days when...

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  •          Madison in Montana Since the opener, last Saturday fishing has been great. The water is up and off color, but that puts the fish near the banks and they are hungry.  Cabin and Beaver Creeks are dumping in dirty water and the West Fork is real brown. We have been using big rubber leg stoneflies with egg droppers. Darker stonefly nymphs are best: #4 and #6. Also, bead heads in #14 and #16, lightning bugs and zebra midges. Hatches have been midges and BWO's, and there has...

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  •                                   Madison River Some of the best fishing for rainbows is going on right now between Hebgen and Quake Lake. The rainbows have been moving up from Quake Lake over the past month getting ready to spawn. They are starting to spawn now and this will continue for several more weeks. The fish are in full spawning colors, males with bright red stripes and hooked jaws. The best flies have been brown rubber legs in sizes #6...

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