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Hatch Update 05/04/11

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Hatch Update 05/04/11

At 3PM today we saw a number of Mother’s Day Caddis on the Yellowstone River just below Carter’s Bridge.  While this looks like the begininning of the hatch it could progress quickly and go from zero to sixty in a hurry.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Mother’s Day Caddis hatch it’s one of the great hatches anywhere in the western United States.  These medium sized tannish/olive insects can hatch in such vast numbers that the river appears to have an orangish hugh.  One of our guides several years ago stated that, “if you had snowshoes you could walk across the river.”  Not too far of an exaggeration in our opinion – just look at the mats of adult caddis in the photo to the right.

If you get the opportunity the next few days could be very good fishing.  Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as we’ll be on the river the next several days.

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