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Bob Bergquist and Amanda Diercksmeirer with a big Valley brown. Photos: Monte McDougall
Bob and Mandy land round two!

The Yellowstone has cooled off drastically the past week, partly due to rain but mostly due to colder nights and cooler mornings.  Today the water clarity looks good from Gardiner all the way down to Big Timber.  We have some clouds sticking around (at least in the morning) which could lend itself well towards dead drifting a sculpin or stripping a streamer.  Pat’s rubber legs have been a solid lead nymph as well lately, with any small bead head (#18-20) behind it.  Hopper dropper continues to be one of the favored rigs out right now, concentrating riffle drop offs and underwater ledges that are less obvious.  With school starting there’s finally a bit more elbow room out there.  The streamer fishing should continue to improve as we move into the Fall, as well as nymph fishing with baetis nymphs and whitefish eggs.