Firehole, WY

Below Falls and above geyser field

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
8:30am to 5:00pm
Best Fishing Time
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
Tony Broderick


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Fish Caught

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 20" #8 Gold Soft Hackle
1 11" #8 Soft Hackle
10 8" #22 Adams
12 9¼"
Total: 12 fish


Mostly Cloudy X
Cloudy X X
Rain - Light X
Snow X X
Sleet/Hail X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X
Medium - 10 to 15 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
30.0°F / 45.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
88% Full (Waxing gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

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Fishing Partners

Lisa (wife)


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First day of trip. Met Scot from Blue Ribbon Flies at shop. Wade trip that day cuz of the weather.
Went to Madison River just outside of West Yellowstone to Beaver Meadow. Serious bear-watch area. Cloudy, rainy all morning. We swung streamers with a soft-hackle dropper. Lisa got a few quick hits with no takers. I eventually brought in a fat 20in rainbow on the swing. I think we should have tried stripping but just did drift and swing per guide. Scot said big fish in river, coming from Hegban Lake to spawn.
Hooked into huge brown (26"+) that got off just as guide try to net.
Went next into park and fished Firehole just below falls. Nice water no fish tho. Did land an anemic 10 bow rife with whirling dz.
Next went farther up Firehole to meadow with bend in river. Lisa and I tagged a few but nothing special. Nice water. The rain turned to sleet and then to snow and temp dropped fast. Midge hatch started and Lisa brought in a slew of little bows over ~1/2 hour. Loved listening to the elk bugle as the snow fell on the river.
Scot was a great guy and a B to B+ guide. Definitely a talker. Had a great time.