The Yellowstone is fishing again. After what seemed like a pretty long while, everything is good once again. It was just a few days ago that it really started to clear up and fish well. The caddis and PMDs are starting to really pop, and the salmonflies are out in full force. The big bugs are the big news over here, and they are moving up river at a rapid pace. Like everywhere else this year, they won't be around too long!
If nothing is happening on top then nymphing and streamer fishing is really good. Ladd got his clients onto this nice brown with sparkle minnows and McCune's sculpins dead drifted under a strike indicator:
Caddis pupa, lightning bugs, dead drifted zonkers, and other general nymphs are a good option right now as well. Yellow and white streamers if you feel like stripping anything are ticket.
Everyone is excited about the river clearing up so early, but looking at the historical average this is way early. With hardly any snow last winter and the hot and dry June, I would get your fishing in early this year.