YNP Report - June 20, 2024

YNP Report - June 20, 2024

This past week's snow and cold temps brought us some great fishing, and bought us some time on the Firehole and Madison Rivers in the Park. These two iconic fisheries, along with the Gibbon River remain the best options in the Park for the upcoming week. Though, we will see more and more options opening up in the coming weeks with runoff wrapping up at the mid level elevations throughout the park. 

With warm, sunny days in the forecast morning and evening sessions will be your best opportunity to find rising fish. Pale Morning Dun Spinners (Rusty, size #16) like the Copenhaver Spinner, and Caddis (tan, size #16) like the X-Caddis will be a good place to start. 

Water conditions on the Gallatin River inside YNP are rapidly improving. This week's warm weather will help quite a bit, and we could see some of the season's first hatches of caddis and pale morning duns. In absence of any hatches and rising fish nymph fishing will be productive with flies like a Shop-Vac, 101 Stone, and Gummer's Ultra Tactical Pheasant Tail

The Gardner River will also be coming into shape soon, and offer another option in YNP. Again, nymph fishing will be the name of the game here with the start of hatches soon to follow. 

Yellowstone Lake continues to be a fun option for those looking to cast leeches and small streamers to cruising Cutthroat Trout. Gull Point offers great access to wade fishermen, especially on calm mornings and evenings. 

More and more of our favorite Park fisheries will be coming online over the next few weeks. So, stay tuned to our weekly reports, or give us a shout at the shop anytime for an up to date report. 

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An angler could spend a lifetime of summers exploring and mastering the roadside waters of Yellowstone Park alone. Rivers like the Madison, Gallatin, Gibbon, Firehole, Lamar, and Yellowstone all have relatively easy access. And that is just a small fraction of the over 200 fishable streams and 45 fishable lakes in the Park.

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