May 6th 2015

Yellowstone River 8510 CFS @ Corwin Springs

The Yellowstone River is high, dirty, and for the time being, unfishable. However, we are looking at a pretty severe cooling trend the next few days, and the Stone may come back around for a short period of good clarity, and great fishing conditions. We just have to keep an eye on the flows.

Jefferson River 2380 @ Twin Bridges

The Jeff had been hanging in there the last week or so, but the graph has been steadily climbing as of late. However, with the cooler temps, we should see the Jeff drop again as well. This should be a great option come the weekend.

Gallatin River 1680 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway

The Gallatin is pretty high, and fairly dirty. Things are not too grim however- some fish are being caught close to the banks using standard dirty water set-ups: stonefly nymphs, worms, small streamers, and larger attractor nymphs. Fish the slow water, and you should get a few.

Madison River 1680 below Ennis Dam, 1420 CFS @ Cameron

The Lower Madison is still fishing quite well. Good fishing continues with caddis patterns, and with the cooler weather approaching, we should see some more great baetis fishing. The caddis have started to appear on the Upper, and some great March Brown action as well. The Upper is still closed above MacAtee Bridge. Nymphing and streamer fishing has been great- smallish black streamers.

Missouri River 3860 CFS below Holter Dam

The Missouri is as consistent as always. March Brown and baetis fishing has been great, and it seems that the entire river has been good. I have not been personally, but great reports are coming from some buddies that have been guiding the last few days.