Mothers Day Caddis are here!!!
There’s not much more excitement around Livingston than spring time when the weather gets nice and the Mothers Day Caddis start flying. It’s a mad rush to find the fishing gear and grab some friends to hit the Yellowstone River for this truly spectacular event.
Eric Adams has been guiding the past several days and while the weather was nasty, cold and windy Sunday was beautiful – and wouldn’t you know it the Mothers Day Caddis came off in the hundreds between Pine Creek and Carter’s Bridge. These fickle little insects always flirt with the start of our spring run-off and need a water temperature of 54 degrees or greater to really get moving. Well it hit 54 on Sunday, and then cooled way off into the upper 40’s during the past few days. The warmer weather forecast for the later part of this we has us making the following prediction…
Yes we are making a prediction and you can quote us, “Mother’s Day Caddis will hatch on the Yellowstone River by Friday at the latest.”
Oh boy that might get us in trouble for all those who call in sick…
Be prepared for dry fly mania, but don’t overlook the pupae or emerger even during the thickest of hatches. The water should be relatively clear and a lot of fish never chase the dries in those conditions.
We actually have a couple days off from guiding, but you can bet we’ll be on the water getting in some personal fishing time. See you out there these next few days and enjoy one of the best hatches Montana has to offer.