June 2, 2010 – Firehole River, Yellowstone Park

by Capitol Area Fishing on June 2, 2010

Steve from Bozeman sent me an email today with a terrific report and pictures from the opening day of the Firehole River in Yellowstone Park.  It was great to hear from him. Look at those rainbows!

Hi Vic,

I met you at $3 Bridge on the Madison.  This is opening day, Saturday May 29,  in Yellowstone Park on the Firehole River.  It snowed, hailed, and rained, but the fishing was great.

In the morning they were taking soft hackle pheasant tail and the afternoon a hatch of big #14 baetis came off.  This is my son using a 3 weight fiberglass rod he built.  Most of the fish were 8-12 inch rainbows.  Lots of bison, so you had to watch where you stepped.

On Memorial Day we floated the Missouri River from Craig to Mid-canyon and got some really big rainbows and browns.  They were going after San Juan Worms and baetis nymphs. This is my son and grandson.  Hope you had a good trip back to Maryland.

Bozeman, MT.


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John Pruskowski January 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love fishing the Firehole, although I usually can’t get there until summer as I am a teacher and the drive from Upstate NY is a little far 🙁 Great to see your site though, it makes me happy and longing to wet a line again soon!

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