Archive for July, 2008

July 31st-End of July

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Good Morning, well July is wrapping up and what a month it was. Fishing has been great, we have had wonderful guests, and the weather has been superb! I am really looking forward to August, if it goes like this month has. Look for Hebgen Lake to heat up this month with Callibaetis, Caenis, and trico’s. The Madison ought to continue to fish great with Eperous and Caddis through the first of the month with fat juicy hoppers the rest of the month. In fact, everywhere should have good terrestrial fishing for the next 8 to 10 weeks. The NE corner of YNP has been great and should continue so, with a few more fellow anglers enjoying the fun. Firehole Ranch is thrilled to be conducting Women’s Week to kick start the month, look for updates to the Blog for this exciting event during the week to come. Anyway it is time to fish, so tight lines!


July 27th-Another week in Fishing Paradise

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What a great week we had. Fishing was wonderful, the guests were awesome, and the weather was perfect. I am optimistic for similar conditions this week. There are still a few salmonflies on the Madison, and even a few fish eating them, the season is definitely still a few weeks behind what we have all grown accustomed to the last few years. But what great shape everything is in right now. Perfect flows in the Madison has the entire river fishing well from Ennis to Quake-from top to bottom. Throw dries, or give nymphs, the fish are willing to play. Caddis are out in large numbers, providing lots of food for the browns and rainbows. The Gallatin is coming off its high last week and settling into its summer pattern. Good fishing can be had with a Royal Wullf Cripple trailed by a small beadhead dropper. Both the Park stretch and down through the canyon is fishing well. Certainly head to the NE corner of Yellowstone for some fantastic dry fly fishing. You won’t be alone anymore, but there is plenty of fish for everyone, and those fish want green drakes or chilly dogs. Beautiful country and my favorite place to toss a dry fly in this area. Also worth noting is the Yellowstone downstream of the Lake. Although not the fishery it once was, the opportunity to stalk and sight fish to a few large Native Yellowstone Cutthroat can be quite exciting. Don’t expect large numbers of fish, and you need to bring your “A” game here, but it is a type of fishing that can be quite satisfying!


July 24th-Summer keeps rolling along

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Good morning, it promises to be another glorious day here at the Firehole Ranch, lots of sunshine, blooming flowers, and rising trout. Fishing remains solid just about everywhere with great water conditions and hungry trout. The NE corner of Yellowstone is red hot, with Slough Lamar, Soda Butte, and the Yellowstone all fishing great. Despite the recent thunderstorms all the rivers are running clear with good bug activity. Look for green and gray drakes, PMD’s, yellow sallies, golden stones, some salmonflies, and lots of caddis. Yellowstone Cutthroat love to rise, so be sure to give them a chance to eat your fly. The Madison, despite the crowds, has been very good with lots of bug activity here too. A few salmonflies are still lingering, and goldenstones are also lurking in a few places. Caddis and PMD’s are river-wide and the fish are the hunt for them. Both nymphing and dry flies are working, and the discriminating angler could fish either all day. The Firehole Ranch Women’s Week is fast approaching and it promises to be an absolute blast. There still is time to sign up, so call us today!


July 22nd-Let’s keep it between us!

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Well I have been trying to convince everyone that they should be out here fishing now in a big way, but the flip side is that a few of the area’s rivers have slipped under the radar of most fisherfolk and the crowds have been light. The NE corner of YNP is fishing great right now, but I imagine that word will be out by this weekend. The Yellowstone in the Park is beginning to shape us as well, and Salmonflies are the food of choice. Goldenstones are making a good showing on the Madison, as several nice Browns fell victim to our imposters. Green Drakes still grace the currents of the Gallatin, bringing up the larger fish that live here, but are seldom ever seen. The “Glory Month” with its “Glory Bugs” are living up to their well deserved reputation. Fishing continues to be great and I expect it will remain so for awhile.


July 21st-10 days left in July-get on a plane!

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Hey Everybody, the fishing was fantastic this past week, and this week promises to continue the tradition. It is getting very hard to decide which of the best fishing options to choose from each day. The NE corner of YNP (Slough, Lamar, and Soda Butte) are all in great shape and fishing very well. Green Drakes are popping on both the Lamar and Soda Butte and an added bonus is very few biting bugs to go along with them. In fact I wet waded their last week and was hardly bothered. The Madison continues to fish great as there are still Salmonflies lingering, caddis everywhere, and a smattering of other bugs to keep things interesting. Box Canyon is fishing very well, with some large Rainbows being caught and landed. Even the Ranch water on the Fork is fishing well. We have finally settled into a summer weather pattern with afternoon scattered thunder-bumpers, but this has aided fishing on such rivers as the Gallatin, making both the green drakes and the fish eager to rise! You still have time to join us at the Firehole Ranch this month and partake of the great fishing, plane tickets are available!