No April Fools here, unless you got used to the warm weather. That’s right after about two weeks of 50 degrees and beautiful it turned to a high of 36 today and snowy. In fact the upper elevations have been getting pounded with snow – upwards of 20 inches of wet stuff in the past two days. Hurray for summer moisture!
Anyway, back to the fishing. Today was fantastic! The midges and Baetis poured off the Yellowstone River starting at about two this afternoon. Trout were eager to take brassie midge pupae before the major emergence and then ate both Griffith’s Gnats and Hairwinged Beatis dries starting around 3pm. Granted it was cold and snowy, but the fishing was ridiculous!
In the video you’ll see Robert hook a rainbow on the far side of the channel and then Jordan ‘double’ with another rainbow taken on a Baetis dry.