Fishing Report 6-28-2015

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Gallatin River-

The Gallatin river has provided a lot of great fishing recently, with one of the best Salmon fly bites that we have seen in a couple of years. Big bugs have made there way through Big Sky and are moving into the park section of the Gallatin.  While the fish are still coming up to look at your larger dry patterns the bite seems to be better on smaller Caddis and PMX patterns.  With our current temperatures we suggest fishing early morning and evenings. Fishing the deeper water during the peak sun will provide your best chance of hooking up.  The shade provided along a lot of the West and South fork can also create some great opportunities for fish.

Chubby Chernobyl Gold – 12-16

Angie’s Knobbler Sally – 14-16

Girdle Bug Olive/Black- 10-14

UV Sally Nymph – 14

 

Upper Madison-

Flows have come up a bit this week with the release of some water from the Dam.  Salmon flies have worked there way up through the walk wade only section.  If you are looking to keep the big bug fishing going this is where we suggest fishing.  Below Lyon’s Bridge we are seeing a lot more action on Caddis, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, and Stoneflies. With the current flows fishing the middle water has lead to more hook ups.  The water temperatures rise quickly in the sun so the fish are looking for the deeper cooler water to hold up in.

X-Caddis – 12-16

Clownshoe Caddis – 14-18

Yellow Stimi Chew Toy – 12 -16

UV Sally Nymph – 14

Doc’s Mothers Caddis – 14-16

 

Lower Madison –

With this body of water being so wide and shallow we have found that the most action has been in the early mornings as or before the sun is coming up, as well as a couple hours after the sun has set.  During the peak sun light the fish are not very likely to be coming to the surface due to the warm water temperatures.  We are seeing a lot of evening PMD, and Caddis hatches down from Bear Trap.  We thoroughly suggest pinching your barbs if fishing in this section.  The faster you can return the fish to water the better chance that fish has to recover and pinching your barb can assist you in this.

Stimulators – 10-16

Copper Bob Softy – 14-18

Purple Lightning Bugs – 14-18

Showshoe Sally – 14-16

 

Yellowstone –

We are still seeing some Salmon and Stone flies by Carbella.  Mostly seeing shucks as apposed to actual bugs flying around, most have made there way into the park.  We are very excited to see that the fish have started to look up along the banks for hoppers.  The hopper bite has not been great for the last couple of years, but we have a feeling this summer that is going to change.  With the early rains this summer and warm weather recently it has created the perfect storm for hoppers.  We have already had good reports with guides running hopper dropper rigs and picking up a lot of fish on the surface fly.  So if you heading over to the stone don’t forget to dust off those hoppers or stop into the shop and check out our large terrestrial selection.

Morrish Hopper Pink – 12 -16

BLT Flesh – 12-14

Morrish Hopper Tan – 12-16

Psycho Prince Dirty Pink – 14-16

UV Prince Purple – 12-16

 

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