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Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Yellowstone Park (Page 23)

Yellowstone Park 10/30

Fishing closes Sunday, so only a few days are left to get and enjoy some terrific streamer fishing on the Madison, Gibbon, Gardner, Lewis and Snake rivers. Stormy weather is predicted so watch the roads, and if you are in the Park be sure to have some BWO and caddis life cycle patterns in your fly box.

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Yellowstone Park 10/24

Fishing season ends the first weekend in November. That’s a bit more than a week from now, so get away to the Park to enjoy the best our country in a set of natural state waters. Bring streamer patterns for the best wet fly fishing and BWO emergers, cripples, and duns for dry fly fishing.

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Yellowstone Park 10/16

Streamers and BWO life cycle patterns make for the best fishing almost anywhere. The Madison River drainage also features midge emergences that are bringing fish to the surface. Hoppers are pretty much gone because of hard frosts.  In the near future look for some late autumn fisheries to become places to consider. This includes the run of browns into the Gardner River, Trout Lake with its huge cuts and ‘bows, and the run of browns into the Snake River.

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Yellowstone Park 10/16

Streamers and BWO life cycle patterns make for the best fishing almost anywhere. The Madison River drainage also features midge emergences that are bringing fish to the surface. Hoppers are pretty much gone because of hard frosts. In the near future look for some late autumn fisheries to become places to consider. This includes the run of browns into the Gardner River, Trout Lake with its huge cuts and ‘bows, and the run of browns into the Snake River.

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Yellowstone Park 10/11

Winter is making an early appearance. The big considerations now are to dress accordingly and to watch driving conditions. On doing so, BWO emergences all along the Madison drainage are in high gear, and trout are responding. Of course terrestrial populations are taking a hit because of the weather. Streamer fishing remains the best way to encounter bigger fish now particularly on the Madison, Snake, or Lewis drainages

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Yellowstone Park 10/7

Fall run ‘bows and browns are in the Madison River and the Gibbon River. This will make for some great streamer fishing. You can also have some excellent streamer fishing by walking the Lewis Lake shoreline. Best locations are below the campground and the upper end of the lake. The upcoming cold snap will put an end to the terrestrial insects, but good BWO emergences will remain on streams in the Madison River drainage.

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Yellowstone Park 10/4

It is streamer time on the Madison River drainage below barrier waterfalls. It is the same on the Lewis River system where browns are moving to spawning areas. Try wading Lewis Lake shorelines with intermediate lines to present streamers. Be sure to be well insulated because waters here are ultra cold! If presenting streamers is not for you, Firehole River BWOs and caddis are still emerging in numbers to attract trout. Beula Lake is still producing eager cutts for those anglers willing to walk 2.75 miles. Small leech and beadhead patterns are best.

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Yellowstone Park 9/29

Keep on thinking streamers and BWO life cycle patterns! Streamers are the way to go for such as the run-up browns and ‘bows from Hebgen Lake, the browns beginning to run up the Gardner River from the Yellowstone River, and the browns running into the Lewis River Channel. You can see BWOs emerging on almost all Park streams this time of year. It’s a great time of year to fish Park waters. Crowds are down, insect pests are gone, and the weather can be perfect. But if the weather turns a bit bad, do not lament. That’s when the fishing is best!

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Yellowstone Park 8/18

With abundance of terrestrial insects around streams, fish tend to feed more and more at intervals. Thus there will be good days and slow days when one presents ant, beetle, hopper and such patterns. That coupled with a clear, bright atmosphere can make for particularly slow conditions. Look for the partly cloudy days with threatening thunder showers to be best bet for times with action. In particular, we have reports of the Gallatin River in the Park providing some great action for those presenting traditional attractor and caddis life cycle patterns. We’ll bet that Fall River around Cave Falls, which is bigger, but similar water, would also produce well to these types of flies.

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Yellowstone Park 9/11

Streamers are becoming more important on all waters. BWOs are becoming important on many streams, especially in the Madison River drainage. Cold weather will soon begin taking its toll on hoppers, and other terrestrials. But for now stick with them on Slough Creek, Soda Butte Creek, Lamar River, Gallatin River, Gardner River, Duck, Grayling, and Cougar creeks, and Fall River Basin streams. Beula Lake remains one of the best places in the Park for great fly-fishing action.

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