The bass were willing at the ranch this morning! Two kids caught their first fish on a fly rod. Doesn’t get any better than that.
Area rivers and streams are still swollen from snow melt, but are dropping. The Stillwater is clear and high, but floatable. It’s about 2300 cfs, which is well below average for this time of year. Not ready for wade fishing, but great for float fishing! The Yellowstone is dropping and clearing some, but it’s a long way from fishable. If you plan to float the Stillwater, try a stimulator, Jack Cabe or other stonefly dry with a rubber leg stone nymph dropped about two feet below it. Fish stonefly nymphs deep under an indicator if you aren’t hooking up.