Spring Mac Attack

Casting to Jenny Lake "bonefish" on "Miami Beach" sand flats!

Finally seeing some pleasant weather in the area this week and the fishing on local lakes is heating up. As the big rivers flow with turbid flood waters the lakes along the Teton Range and in Yellowstone Park provide, at times incredible fly fishing. My guide trips lately have been on Lewis Lake in YNP with action all day on small leech streamers and sinking lines. Often we can sight cast to the mackinaw or lake trout in shallow water providing an exciting element that is very gratifying. Soon dry fly action will follow on these lakes as hatches pick up with the warming sun and our fond cutthroats and browns will certainly be cruising for these morsels.
Mackinaw or Lake Trout

Typical Palisades Brown Trout

The good news is that the rivers are beginning to drop some and that we have likely seen the peak runoff last week(flood stage @ Moose... 20,000cfs!). The Green River is fishable and I hope to have a positive report later this week. The Firehole River in YNP is still fishing very well in the midday hours on flavs and pmd's, also seeing some caddis and stoneflies. If you can hangout up there long after the crowds leave some great action occurs before dark on flav spinners. Let's get ready, fish on!


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