Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The weather has changed for the worse...or cold, so I guess that depends on your opinion. The Mother's Day Caddis has kind of started in places, but the cold weather should slow that down. The cold nights have brought the Yellowstone and Gallatin back into shape in regards to flows and visibility. This should be a good thing as we're getting more into an appropriate date range for the brunt of the hatch. (personally I love the hype of the hatch, but get really tired of talking about it) Fishing can be amazing during the hatch and that's all I'll say about it.
I'm much more of an expert on crayfish and the Lower Madison. The Caddis are over there too, especially down below Black's Ford. Look for one warm day with some clouds and no wind and fishing will be epic over there. In the meantime, fish are eating the pupas and the occasional crayfish. Saw this at Canaday the other day, though they were redds at first. Someone has gotten pretty good at eating crayfish!