Summer is in full swing this week, with daytime highs reaching into the 80′s, and lots of blue sky and sunshine. A few isolated thunderstorms are also forecasted this week, just to keep us all on our toes. Fishing remains good and options will continue to increase as we come out of run-off. While the Madison below Quake still has a bit of color to it, there is close to 3 feet of visibility, and the fish are responding to their clearing world. Nymphing is still the main game here, but with the rumor mill chugging out sightings of Salmonflies by Ennis, look for the fish to begin to tune into the surface. The Henry’s Fork is still raging away as top dog. From the Box to Fun Farm, the Fork is the place to be. With Green Drakes in the Ranch, you might have to drag me away kicking, screaming, and crying. The lower river is also producing good insect hatches with Caddis, PMD’s, Goldenstones, yellow sallies, and Flavs. A few drakes are also present, and you know how I love Drakes. Look for the Gallatin, Gardner, and Slough Creek to all become viable options this week. Since it is summer,and we had a wet spring, it is fast becoming Mosquito time, so bring the appropriate bug dope with you.
Good luck and tight lights