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Bruce Gilbert with a good looking birthday brown!

Recently we’ve been experiencing a lot of wind on the Yellowstone, which has made fishing tougher.  With winds reaching into the 30’s, and gusts into the 50’s, we haven’t seen as many Fall baetis as we’d like to on the Yellowstone and Paradise Valley Spring Creeks.  We currently have a wind advisory through Wednesday, but after that things could change with a slight chance of snow on Thursday.  After that it looks like we are back to sunny days for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Joe Stifflemire with a birthday bow! Photo: Chase Chapman
Chase crossing the Lamar... Photo: Joe Stifflemire

Our days fishing inside Yellowstone National Park are now numbered.  The last day to fish YNP this year is Sunday, November 5th.  With so many people looking to fish the Madison in the Fall, there is a lot of elbow room in the NE section of the park.  You can also find some solitude on the Firehole this time of year, and on cloudy days the baetis hatch can be excellent.