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Brooke Bickhaus and Guy Thomas with a birthday bow! Photo: Gage Griffen

Spring has been coming and going here in Montana. The good news from the rain and snow is that snowpack is currently up to 79% on the upper Yellowstone. The rainy/cloudy days have also been great for the dry fly bite (*depending on the wind). We’ve been seeing lots of midges, baetis, and march browns lately. We’ve also had our share of bright, sunny/hot days that have been melting the low elevation snow, making the river off-color, especially below the Shield’s. Depending on the day, the Shield’s can be running good and green or brown and muddy, with enough brown to muddy up the entire river by Sheep Mountain. While the off-color water can be a negative for those looking for rising trout, it can be even more productive for the streamer anglers. The rainbows are starting to spawn on the Spring Creeks so be careful where you wade and remember to refrain from fishing to actively spawning fish.

Give us a call for a clarity/wind report or to book a trip! 1-406-222-7130.

Gage Griffen with a solid streamer eater! Photo: Guy Thomas

Maddie Lee locked in! Photo: Will Dillon

Will Dillon with a nice brown of his own! Photo: Jaden Freehling

Jaden Freehling enjoying some Paradise! Photo: Will Dillon

Guide’s day off – Scott Weisbeck with a nice brown! Photo: Will Dillon

A thick rainbow from the Spring Creeks… Photo: Guy Thomas

Clarity on the Yellowstone yesterday, 4/10 at 1:28PM