April 2012

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Things Are Improving

The Yellowstone this morningĀ  is down to about 7000 cfs at Carter’s Bridge. The clarity is relatively good. The water is pretty cold, so don’t expect any dry fly action today. But you might pick up some fish on nymphs or streamers (deaddrifted or stripped slowly). Be careful if you head out; it’s still a […]

Lower Madison

I went over to the Lower Madison yesterday in search of clearer water. I waded in several places and caught fish everywhere I went. Not a ton of fish, but plenty. There were caddis in the bushes, but no hatch with the cooler weather and water temperature. I did run into a few fish rising […]

Perfect weather for the spring creeks!

Perfect weather for the spring creeks!

The car windshield hasn’t exactly been pelted by caddis lately and the river reminds me of a Hershey bar. But the cooler weather has returned our attention to that gin clear water of the spring creeks where baetis and midge continue to hatch. The forecast had originally called for a rather breezy day, but the […]


The Yellowstone is up to about 8000 cfs at Carter’s Bridge (and continuing to rise). Enough said.

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