LOWER SHOSHONE – Flows are around 1350 cfs. Clarity is a touch off but fishable all the way down to Corbett Bridge and fishing has been good! Look for heads up on yellow sally’s and caddis. We’ve had a few hopper eats this week 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 1400 cfs. The moss is a pain but 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 – The river is closed to fishing below Newton Creek until July 1st! Flows are still fairly big but the clarity is good above the closure. Find the soft seems and edges, as well as tailouts in the afternoons, and you will find the fish. Nymphing big stoneflies like rubber legs, 20 inchers, halfbacks, mega princes, and two bit stones as well as jig soft hackles have been working well. You may get some fish to chase streamers as well. Go heavy on your leader and tippet (0X-2X)!
SOUTH FORK – High and dirty all the way up above the forest boundary down to the reservoir confluence.
CLARK’S FORK – The clarity on the upper river above Sunlight and Crandall Creeks is good. Below the canyon the river is still big and off color with only a few inches of visibility.
GREYBULL / WOOD – The Greybull is starting to clear up by Jack Creek high and the Wood is beginning to clear as well. Nymph or throw a hopper/dropper rig with smaller stoneflies and beadheads. Attractor dries may get some attention on the surface.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – The Firehole is getting warm so fish early or fish upstream of Midway Geyser Basin. Be prepared to match the hatches with PMD’s and White Miller Caddis. Swinging soft hackles and small streamers is always fun to pass the time when you’re hunting for heads and the dry fly activity is slow. Yellowstone Lake has been fishing well with streamers and leeches.
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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