River is clearing = big browns. Fishing Report 8-11

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Father son team had a great couple days on the water.

After some heavy rain last week the Yellowstone river saw some waves of dirty water (some resembling chocolate milk) filter through.  Rain has caused the upper rivers in the lamar valley of Yellowstone to wash heavy amounts of sediment into the river.  Putting in above or below these plugs has been the ticket for consistent fishing.

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Guide Ray Bernardo keeping guests hooked into big browns all week

Its looking like clear water in Livingston today and no rain in the forecast so this week should be excellent fishing as the entire river clears.

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Bloch with a well deserved 2+foot brown

Its transition time on the river right now.  Flows have dropped below 5,000 and the middle of the river is really starting to come into play.  This also means the transition into terrestrials and big ones getting caught on hoppers.  Its not on fire yet but when thrown in the right spot it can happen.

 

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Fish are starting to eat hoppers…… 

Early signs of a great hopper year are starting to show themselves.  Fish are looking up and starting to eat the big dries.  Its not on fire quite yet but hoppers, ants, beetles stoneflies and other larger foam flies when put in the right spot are producing some quality fish.  We are continuing to see and hear a good amount of hoppers on the banks and on the right day with the right wind, it has been pretty darn good. As the water continues to drop and the mid river shelves become exposed the hopper bite will only get better.

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Aubrey with his second brown over 20″ on the day

Forecast is calling for warmer temps this week with a low chance of precipitation and light winds.  With the water clearing up river-wide, it is going to be a great week.  Im sure we will see some big ones get caught in the next few days.  If your on the fence and thinking about booking a trip be sure to give us a call to plan a day on the water.

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Ray locked again.  Here he is with John’s solid Valley brown

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Sunset on the Yellowstone River

Its been great catching up with old friends this summer and meeting new ones each week.  Looking forward to meeting new faces as the summer rolls on.  See you soon.

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Enjoying the sunset after a day on the water. Life is good