May 24th-Opening Day
A quick update on opening weekend in Yellowstone National Park. it was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday, and today was cloudy with a little rain, so we should have a good range of weather to base a initial fishing report.
Firehole River: It is actually in pretty good shape, good visibility, although a bit high and cold. But there were a few PMD’s (that’s right the mayfly of Summer is already emerging on the Firehole), some baetis , and midges. I also saw a few caddis, but they were very limited. Fishing is fair, with a few fishing rising in selected spots. Certainly going subsurface with soft hackles and buggers have been best so far.
Madison River: Not any where near as clear as the Firehole because of the Gibbon, but it is still fishable, and was also decent for the subsurface fisherman. The ugly stuff works here great-rubberlegs and SJW’s, and a better chance at bigger fish.
Not much else is an option in the Park right now as the NE corner will be blown until at least July. The Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison should be on fire the middle two weeks of June, and stay fishable until at least early July this year with all the water we got. I am excited for our guests that have booked a trip in June!!!