Yellowstone River Report 4/10/2021
By angelamontana

Posted: April 12, 2021

Fins and Feathers gives the Yellowstone River a 2/5:

 

Current Conditions

The Yellowstone can be pretty finicky this time of year.  The recent weather has brought the flows up and pumped some color into the river however, it is still fishable. The cooler weather this week should bring the flows down a bit.  We’re still not seeing much dry fly action on the Yellowstone.  It’s mostly just sporadic midge hatches here and there but rising fish can be found. We should start seeing more BWO’s hatching soon. Nymphing is definitely still the best way to go with Pat’s Rubberlegs, Prince Nymphs, Lightning Bugs, Copper Johns, Zebra Midges, Caddis Larva, Baetis imitations, and dead-drifted streamers.  The streamer bite has been hit or miss depending on the day.  Fish an olive, yellow, or white streamer on a heavier sinking line to get it deep.  Slow retrieves are key right now as the water is still pretty cold over on the Yellowstone.