CFS on the Yellowstone is around 1,870 right now – which is slightly lower than typical Fall flows. Still, it’s a big, fast flowing river, so fishing with a sinking line or heavier streamer have been the key, (that and sticking with it even when the bite seems slow). Black, Olive, white, tan … all the standard colors seem to be working well. If you are fishing larger streamers you might want to fish something with a stinger hook. If you are fishing a size 6 or smaller streamer, then a standard hook should be just fine. On cloudy days there have been quite a few baetis on the water. The ones we’ve been seeing are smaller, perhaps a size 20. Look for rising fish in the foam eddies or in slower pockets along rip rap banks. While the baetis have gray bodies, a Purple Haze has been a good top fly, followed by a René Harrop Baetis CDC Biot emerger under it. Saturday looks like a great day to fish on paper with a high of 51, almost no “W” and 20-30% chance of rain. For hard core anglers Sunday looks even better for low hanging clouds, however be sure to bring your warm gear for the 30-60% of snow.