Gibbon River at Madison Jct: 101 cfs
Lamar River near Tower Ranger Station: 119 cfs
Firehole River at Old Faithful: 48 cfs
Madison River near West Yellowstone: 414 cfs
Yellowstone River at the outlet of Yellowstone Lake: 689 cfs
Dries: Brooks Sprout BWO (#18), Hatchback Emerger BWO (#18), Grey Drake Hairwing (#10 – 12), Parachute Adams (#10 – 12), Parachute Emerger caddis, tan (#16), Corn-fed Caddis, tan (#16)
Nymphs: Glass House caddis (#12-14), Two-bit Hooker (#14), Soft Hackle Hare’s Ear (#14-16)
Streamers: Trina’s Bugger, brn/yellow (#6), Big Gulp Sculpin (#4), Garrett’s Bellydancer (#4), Super Bugger (#4), Galloup’s Dungeon
Cooler fall weather is really turning the fishing on again in Yellowstone NP. The Firehole, Gibbon, Madison, Slough Creek, Lamar, etc. are all worth spending time on right now. Miller caddis are plentiful, and some Blue Wing Olives are starting to make an appearance, particularly on the Firehole – we expect the BWO presence to increase as the week proceeds and the temps drop. Grey Drakes are still part of the menu in the northeast corner of the Park.
Migratory fish are moving into the upper Madison in the Park, taking big nymphs, soft hackles and streamers, dead-drifted or on the swing. Please be mindful of streamside etiquette and give other anglers plenty of room.
This is a fine time to experience Yellowstone in fall colors, and without the summer crowds. If you’d like to fish Yellowstone with one of our experienced guides, please give us a ring at 307.733.7210