The Yellowstone River below the lake opened to fishing on July 15th, and crowds converged there to try for the large cutthroat. Streams in the northeast corner of the park are coming into good fishing condition, but for those of us in the southwest corner of the Greater Yellowstone area they are a near 200 mile drive and likely crowded on arrival. That makes Fall River Basin streams more attractive with respect to traveling, but you will have to walk further to approach them. Meadow reaches on these streams are drying and flows are bit lower than normal. That means stealth, long casts, and fine tippets are required for success. PMDs are decreasing and sallies are at minimal abundance with a few wind blown golden stones present. Traditional attractor patterns in moderate (#12-16) sizes will be effective. Be bear aware!