LOWER SHOSHONE – Flows are around 1250 cfs. Clarity is a little off color but fishable all the way down to Corbett Bridge and fishing has been decent. Look for heads up on yellow sally’s and caddis. There’s a few fish up on hoppers and a yellow sally, perdigon or jig soft hackle dropper underneath has been working well on the edges. Streamers have also been very productive.
BIG HORN / WIND – Flows are around 1250 cfs. The moss is manageable and the fishing remains good. PMD’s, yellow sally’s and tricos are hatching. Nymph or throw a hopper/dropper rig with perdigons, sow bugs, crawdads and worms.
NORTH FORK – Flows are low for this time of year and the water clarity is good above Elks Fork. However, the clarity is still very off color downstream of Sweetwater Creek all the way to the reservoir confluence. Some tributaries toward the park boundary, such as middle Middle Fork, as well as the river upstream of Pahaska, are still holding good numbers of trout but the main stem will hold more fish in the lower reaches. Drakes, caddis, PMD’s and golden stones are out. Fish a stonefly nymph, jig soft hackle or perdigon below a hopper or under a bobber. Streamers will also work well.
SOUTH FORK – Flows are dropping and the river is fishable all the way down to the reservoir confluence. Drakes, caddis, PMD’s and yellow sally’s are out up by Valley. Fish a stonefly nymph, jig soft hackle or perdigon below a hopper or under a bobber. Streamers will also work well.
CLARK’S FORK – The upper river is clear above Sunlight and Crandall Creeks. Below the canyon the river is dropping and clearing but is still off color from the recent rains. A few golden stones are still popping as well as caddis, PMD’s, baetis, and yellow sally’s. Dropping a rubber legs below a chubby has been picking up fish. Streamer fishing has been good as well.
GREYBULL / WOOD – The Greybull and Wood are both dropping and fishable. Throw a PMD, caddis, yellow sally or an attractor dry like a Hippie Stomper, stimulator, humpy, Adams, Royal Trude or Royal Wulff. A hopper/dropper rig with smaller stoneflies and beadheads will pick up fish as well.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Flows in the NE corner on Slough Creek, Soda Butte Creek and the Lamar River are dropping and the fishing has been good. Golden stones, salmonflies, drakes, caddis and PMD’s are hatching. Yellowstone Lake has been fishing well with callibaetis and caddis.
NEWTON LAKES – East Newton is still very full. Midges, damsels, callibaetis, boatmen, scuds and leeches.
LUCE / HOGAN RESERVOIRS – Midges, damsels, callibaetis, boatmen, scuds, leeches, ants, beetles and attractors.
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