The last couple days have brought us more heat, and as a result the last couple of freestones that were high are now down and fishable.
The Yellwostone is dropping rapidly, and a nice green color and fishing well. Flows are still quick, so be careful, but it's definately floating and fishing well. Salmonflies are going off up high, close to the park, and maybe even in it by now. But the entire river is experiencing big hatches of golden stones, yellow sallies, and caddis as well (check out our last blog, and Brantley holding stonefly soup in his hand) - so if you miss out on the big bugs there's still plenty to draw em up and make em eat. Except during the blazing midday heat, the dry fly bite should be on all day.
Same thing is going on with the Madison and Gallatin as well. All three are spitting out a porridge of all the bugs mentioned above, with spectacular fishing. If you're looking for salmonflies, as with the Yellowstone, get towards the park. But if time, gas money, or anything else inhibits you, stick around closer and you'll find plenty of fish. Have fun this coming weekend, try not to start any fires, and enjoy the sun.