Hebgen Dam Water Temps: 39.5F
Kirby: 1040 cfs
Kirby Water Temps: 39.5F
Well last week I reported that we were back into full winter fly fishing. That's changed. Since last mid-week through Thanksgiving weekend we've had unseasonable warm temps with highs up to 50F and rain. The snow is pretty much gone here in West Yellowstone. It's been raining hard here since 4am but now seems to be turning to a rain/sleet mixture. Quake and Hebgen Lake are both accessible and I've been getting a few on Size 6 Simi-Seal Leaches. Between the lakes is very accessible with your best bet being nymphs and streamers. You'll still see some lake run browns there. The Upper Madison has also been fishing well with nymphs and streams. The midge hatches have been few and far in between due to what seems like gail force winds down there. About the only windless day was the day after Thanksgiving. Not much has changed in regards to fly selection from last week.
Dry Flies: #18 to #20 Sparkle Duns, Missing Links & Still Born Midges.
Nymphs: #8 Black Sili Legs, #10 Biot Golden Stones, #18 Lightning Bugs, #18 Green Machines
Steamers: #6 Olive Sparkle Minnows, #6 Rust & Olive Simi-Seal Leeches, #2 Black/Purple Slap-N-Tickles, #6 Squirrel Leach
Closed for the season.
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