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blown... as of 5/17

About the only place worth fishing the Yellowstone right now is where clear tributaries flow in.  Those same tributaries should start to get muddy soon anyway.  Not to mention the “cottonwood hatch” has started – with huge,  death threatening logs floating down river at a high rate of speed.  If you are out on the river for a scenic float or otherwise, please be extremely careful and make sure to look up stream every now and then.  The weather this week looks rainy but warm.  It is unlikely that the river will green up, even for streamers.   Smaller creeks state wide open today, as do the upper sections of the upper Madison.  There will be plenty of excellent fishing opportunities out there this weekend, but the Yellowstone won’t be one of them.

warm and rainy...