Yellowstone fly fishing report – 5.31.14

Yellowstone National Park opened to fly fishing a week ago to little fanfare. Abnormally high daytime temperatures melted our dense snowpack and the Firehole River rose to record levels in a matter of a few days making fishing very tough.  Both Yellowstone and Lewis Lakes still had ice on them leaving us dreaming of days to come… This week will be a different story! Flows are dropping on the Firehole to fishable levels and a few rain showers should spark the Mayfly emergences that this river is known for.  Look for PMD’s and BWO’s to pop during inclement weather, especially in the afternoons. The ice is off Yellowstone Lake and there is some decent fishing to be had.  It takes a few weeks for the water here to warm up and the trout to move into the shallows.  Lewis Lake is just now icing off on the edges and should ice-free by the end of the week.  It doesn’t seem to take quite as long for the fishing to get going on Lewis since Brown and Lake trout aren’t afraid of cold water. We’re pumped to be fishing in Yellowstone!! Give us a call at 307-690-1139 to book a trip or check out our  Yellowstone fly fishing page on our website..  

Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park

Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park

     

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