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Lars Losee locked with Austen Trayser! Photo: Dave Marshall
Clouds and Clarity = Photo: Lars Axelsen

The Yellowstone has been fishing well the last few days.  Like clockwork, it seems as though everyday we’ve had some kind of afternoon thunderstorm so packing along a light raincoat is a good idea.  These afternoon storms have been quick however, (and knock on wood), haven’t been blowing out the river out.  Today there is a mid-valley mud plug that has just now reached Carter’s (at 12:00 noon) but we’ve been able to work around it by floating high or down low.  Tomorrow looks like the valley will be on.  A big plus from all these afternoon storms is that the water temps are much lower and the big fish have been eating.  If you want to fish dries a chubby is still a good call, although we have been seeing a few hoppers here and there.  Flying ant droppers, caddis, trudes, and other attractor dries have also been taking fish tight to the banks.  Nymphs and streamers are a good bet for larger fish, just realize you will likely sacrifice catching more fish in order for a shot at something big.  Give us a call for the latest report, or if you’d like to book a guide. 406-222-7130.

Lars in Charge! Photo: James Anderson