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Lars Axelson with a net filler. Photo: Chris Coyne

While runoff on the Yellowstone remains in full force, tailwaters, spring creeks, and lakes have been fishing well. We expect the PMD’s on the creeks to hatch around June 20th or so, with the thickest hatches occurring right towards the end of June. With snow water equivalent for the upper Yellowstone Basin at 80% snow pack and total precipitation at 99%, we expect to be fishing the Yellowstone by the end of June/early July as usual. With less fishing pressure things are shaping up for an epic salmonfly hatch. If you have never hit this legendary hatch just right, this would be a great year to treat yourself to a guide. Give us a call if you if you’d like to book a trip! 1-406-222-7130.

Lauren Peschka, locked with the captain again! Photo: Chris Coyne

Here’s a few pics of what the Yellowstone looks like this week and a 30 day look at the CFS. It’s going to be a few weeks before this river is ready, in the meantime have fun out there! Swing by the shop or give us a call for ideas on fishable water. Some of these may require a little “wind shield” time but often driving a little further for good fishing is worth it. Or stay close, and put your gas money towards a rod fee on one of the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks…

The Yellowstone at Bell Crossing (above Carter’s)
DePuy’s culvert, gone missing…
West Channel on Siebeck Island 6/2
East Channel on Siebeck Island, 6/2
89 Bridge, 6/3
Below 89 Bridge, 6/3
Confluence of the Shield’s River, 6/3
Sheep Mountain, 6/3