Yellowstone Fly Fishing Report 10.20.10

Fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park has seen a boost in the rivers that hold brown trout runs.  The Madison River drainage, including the lower Firehole and Gibbon Rivers, is chock full of run-up browns from Hebgen Lake and also the rainbows that follow them.  Swinging fall soft hackles and streamers has been a great way to find large fish, especially early in the morning and just before sundown.  Baetis and Caddis hatches have the fish looking up and eating off the surface daily. The Firehole River above the falls has also been fishing well during Baetis and Caddis times.  These fish are smaller, but they are very bit as picky as any larger fish out there.  Cripples and emergers are very effective for these choosy fish. The Lewis River channel between Lewis and Shoshone Lakes is full of browns currently as well.  Both lakes are fishing well near their inlets and outlets too.  Get there early to beat the rush! Best Flies: #16 X2 Caddis, #17 Iris Caddis, #20-22 Q’s Loopwing Baetis, #20 Pablo’s BWO Cripple, #18-20 Zebra Midge, #18-20 Baetis Soft Hackles, #6 JJ’s Special, #6 Black Leech

Yellowstone National Park - Lewis Lake

FTF owner Jason Balogh enjoys a Lewis Lake sunset after a recent trip.

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