June 23rd-Beautiful Day Forecasted
Good Morning Folks,
It is forecasted to be a glorious day today. Highs in the low 70’s, lots of blue sky and sunshine, and light winds. Fish or no fish it will be a great day to be on a river somewhere. Who I am kidding, it will be even greater, if the fishing is good too! Speaking of our finny friends and their willingness to eat, the fishing in this area has been pretty good lately. The Henry’s Fork is leading the pack from top to bottom. The Box has been steady as always with nymphs. Large rubberlegs trailed by an assortment of shop vacs, lightning bugs and thin mints have been golden. The Ranch section is pumping out the hatches in sporadic fashion, but the determined angler can find a few of the big boys up sipping caddis, PMD’s, and spinners. The Lower Fork is a mixed bag with some dry fly fishing with Green Drakes, PMD’s and Caddis, as well as solid nymphing with what I like to refer to as the usual suspects-Shop Vacs, Crystal Serendipities, and $3 Serendipities. The Madison’s flows have dropped significantly and the clarity is improving daily, although I still think we are 4 to 8 days away from clear water. But the chuck and duck fisherman can have a grand time in the roily water. Woolly buggers, and SJW’s are leading the way but as the water drops look for smaller nymphs to begin to take more fish, such as Princes and Guide Dips. The Firehole continues to fish well, PMD’s and caddis are daily events here, but with the sunny weather look for the best activity to be early and late.Keep an eye out for yellow sallies in the middle of the day on the Foxhole, they can provide some surprisingly good mid day action. The Madison in the Park is also fishing well with PMD”s and caddis, as well as a few salmonflies, and evening Baetis. I am hoping we will see some gray drakes here this spring/summer, but I have not seen or heard of any reports of them yet.
Well the sun is up, blue sky dominates the view, and it is time to wet a line.