The Firehole currently provides the best fishing in the park, and that is the reason for it being crowded. Gibbon also providing good fishing for those presenting nymph patterns in size ranging from small (#16) to large (#8). Being not far from the Firehole, it is getting some fishing pressure. No big PMD hatches yet on the Madison. Warmer weather coming up will change that, but will begin putting the seasonal damper on Firehole hatches. All streams in the northeast corner are high and discolored with run-off. The Ashton-Flagg Road is open west of the Bridger-Teton boundary, so Beula Lake can be reached. It will soon provide perhaps the best still water fishing the park offers. Bechler Meadows look almost like a rice paddy but is draining. For those able to put boats on them, Lewis and Shoshone Lakes are currently providing that. Lewis River in the meadow below the south entrance highway hosts perhaps the world’s most wary large brown trout. But they are susceptible during the upcoming green drake hatch and to a hair mouse pattern presented during the evening and in a manner of one struggling to swim.