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October 23rd-Only 2 weekends left

Posted in Fishing on October 23rd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Good Evening Folks,

It is a sad thing for me to post here but the fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is winding down. Only two weekends of fun and frolic in our 1st National Park are left. So we better go out with a bang. The weather is doing its best to provide that bang, with a plethora of clouds and coolness. What does that have to do with anything, well if you are a Baetis it means you and a bazillion of your closest friends can party like there is no tomorrow (of which in entomological terms there really isn’t). Intense hatches of Baetis have been blanketing the Firehole, Henry’s Fork, and Madison Rivers. Likewise on the Gallatin, Ruby, and Yellowstone. My favorite little bug is putting on quite a finale as the season winds down. These gray days are begging for a black wing Baetis cripple #20, and I have been doing my best to oblige. Foam is home folks, and Baetis pile into these slack water foam magnets in masses. Take a look at the photo and you will see why the foam is where it is at. Foam is almost always where I turn to first in the shoulder seasons to find rising trout. The diminutive bugs seem very prone to getting trapped in its frothy grasp. Nose city! The days are dwindling, and although there is plenty of fishing outside the Park to keep me in fishing shape over the next wintry months, I am going to get my Park fill while I still can.
May all your fish be risers.

October 16th—A Couple of Beautiful Days

Posted in Fishing on October 16th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Good Day to Everybody,

The weekend is shaping into a beautiful classic October couple of days. Highs in the upper 50’s are forecasted and you can bet there will be a few fisherman out soaking in the nice weather. October has been a very snow filled month so far, and all the clouds have made the fish happy. Baetis should continue throughout the month on all the area rivers, with the best action occurring on cloudy afternoons. Streamer fishing continues to produce aggressive fish from the Lower Madison up through and into the Park stretch. Somedays its all about color-white? yellow? black? Other days its is all about retrieve rates-fast? slow? erratic? And other days it is a combination-fast, deep and erratic? slow, shallow, and seductive? Experimentation can be the key to successful streamer fishing in the Fall. Nymphing will always be good this time of year with small Shop Vacs, Crystal Serendipities, and SJW’s being a good lead fly. But I wouldn’t nymph without a #18-#20 pheasant tail this time of year. So my rig usually consists of a shop vac with a PT dropper, both on 5x. Time to get out there and fish!