The ordeal takes 3 hands, but the photos are better (when you're alone) than simple photos of a hand-held fish.
Great pictures. How dd the Firehole fish this year? I haven't fished it in about ten years. Always one of my favorites in Yellowstone though.
I'm headed out that way on the 11th. Most likely will spend the majority of my time on the Madison around Three Dollar Bridge.
The Madison was slower than the Firehole (and also warm), but fishing it outside the park may be better. I didn't try around $3 Bridge, but certainly that's a favorite stretch.
Best flies for me: #12 black wooly and/or #12 prince. Both best right in the fast water.
Have a great time, and bring back some photos.
I will be in Yellowstone on July 27th and I expect the water to change between now and then, but if you do hear back from your buddy fill me in on any useful info.
BTW...I didn't make it to the Hiwassee because on Saturday they had two or more running on the release.
Yellowstone opens July 15th. So, fish the east and NE parts of the park.
Thanks Chechem, that should set up nice then. Since I'm staying at Roosevelt it appears I'll be closer to the prime waters. Since the two guys going with me are expecting me to be the guide (scary thought) I want to make sure I do as much homework as possible to put us in the best spots to catch fish. This will be my second time to YSNP and their first trip.
We are all lucky to live close to the Smokies and this place will always have my heart……but Yellowstone is an amazing place and I can’t think of another place in the country that offers such diverse waters with amazing views in such a wild setting.
I loved the post, just beautiful places! I have some dumb questions, but I've never been there and so it's all a big mystery to me to see the posts about Yellowstone. When the river rises to 80 degrees like you're saying, is there just a big fish kill each year? How does that work or do they run elsewhere upstream to summer over? Just curious, I'd love to go someday and see it.
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I don't mean to butt in on a question for someone else,but I love Yellowstone and here is what I have found. A lot of the fish do just as you say and run up into the smaller tribs. Good luck catching them though. They get very skittish because the tribs are pretty shallow. I'm sure some run up into the canyon. I've had most of my luck on the Iron spring creek and I think the little firehole when it gets into late July and August.