One good thing about the river running high and muddy is that quite a bit of snow has come out of the mountains already. Before the Upper Yellowstone River Basin was sitting at 160% snowpack, however in the past few weeks the melt has reduced this to roughly 122% (water-snow equivalent). This means the Yellowstone will be clearing sooner than originally anticipated. It’s hard to say when the Yellowstone will hit 10,000 CFS but when it does it will be fishing well. Sometime between July 10 – July 20th seems about right? Streamer anglers might choose to get on it even earlier, however flows above 10,000 CFS can be dangerous. Early July will likely be better spent chasing big bugs on the Madison. Be sure to book your favorite guides and outfitters while they still have a few salmonfly dates left, days are filling up. Give us a call to book a trip: 1-406-222-7130.