May 14th-one more day
Seriously folks its time to think summer, fishing, and good times. June is fast approaching and soon we will be floating the Henry’s Fork, walking the wade stretch of the Madison, and casting dries on the tricky currents of the Firehole. Our early season special ends tomorrow so get on the phone and book your June Fly Fishing adventure at the Firehole Ranch ASAP. In case your on the fence I thought I would mention a few tidbits about the fishing in June, so buckle up-
By the time the Firehole Ranch opens on June 8th I am anticipating the following: The Firehole River in Yellowstone (just quite possibly the most unique fly fishing river in the world) should be fishing gangbusters with caddis and PMD’s. The PMD’s on the Firehole run a large #16 and the the browns and rainbows love them. This hatch is best on a cloudy day, but even under bright sun the fish will feed. Caddis will also be bouncing down the currents, providing plenty of dry fly fishing to feisty 10-14 inch fish. The Madison in the Park also has good PMD’s, caddis, and there should still be some salmonflies flying around. Look for the Madison in the wade stretch to be a little off color and high, but the fishing can be fast and furious with the ugly stuff-buggers, worms, and rubberlegs. Some of the largest browns all year are caught in June under high water. the cherry on top of the cake for this time is the Henry’s Fork. Warm River to Ashton is on fire with caddis, yellow sallies, PMD’s, Goldenstones and green drakes. A #14 Royal Wulff Cripple with a #16 BH PT—killer! Gorgeous float, fun fishing, what a perfect day. As June rolls on into the middle of the month expect more of the same, but as the month winds downs look for Salmonflies to begin to appear along with Caddis on the Madison. Hebgen is heating up with Midges. The Box Canyon is cranking out large rainbows to the dedicated nymphers. The Ruby could be shining bright with Goldenstones, Yellow Sallies, and PMD’s, and the Gardner begins to fan into shape with large dose of salmonflies and goldenstones.
June is a great month to be fishing in the greater Yellowstone area, so take advantage of our early season special and call us today!