The Yellowstone is throwing a nice Baetis hatch in the afternoon. 3:30 to about 5:00 is prime time, but fish are looking up pretty much all day.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Area streams and rivers are still somewhat off color, but the streamer fishing has been good everywhere I’ve been. The Clark’s Fork, Rock Creek, the Stillwater and the Yellowstone are all producing fish on the streamer. If you can get at least 18 inches of visibility, you can catch fish on the black wooly bugger. Black streamers of all kinds will usually produce in water that is less than clear. Sunday on the Yellowstone, the weather was spectacular. Trees are changing color, the sky was a beautiful Montana blue, and the fresh snow on the Crazy Mountains was the icing on the cake. Catching some nice trout was a bonus! I made Gordy and Chaz pitch lead and big bugs all day long. They were troopers. The whining was minimal and I didn’t get hit in the head, so fun was had by all. (Chaz hit himself in the head a couple of times, though.)