Yellowstone Fly Fishing Report 6.3.11

Yellowstone is open to fly fishing! We were out this past holiday weekend sampling the Firehole River near Fountain Flats.  Since it was the “beginning of summer” it dumped snow all day 🙂  The trout didn’t mind though, every fish in the river was up eating off the surface.  The action started around noon and lasted until 6pm. Swinging Baetis soft hackles were really good until 3pm and then PMD soft hackles and cripples were the ticket to catching. As temps warm this week, we expect to Caddis begin to emerge in the afternoon and go until dusk.  Also, look for Salmonflies in the Firehole Canyon by the beginning of next week. Lewis Lake is still frozen, but we expect to be running trips here by the 12th.  Yellowstone Lake opens June 15th! Best Flies: #18-20 Baetis soft hackles, #20 BRF Baetis Cripple, #18 PT Soft Hackle, #16 PMD Cripples, #10-12 Wooly Buggers

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