Mother's Day Caddis Spotted on Bozeman Area Rivers
With temperatures reaching into the 70's today and mid 60's yesterday it will be no surprise to see Mother's Day Caddis hatching on the lower Madison today. They have already been spotted on a few other Bozeman rivers. Get your floatant and dry fly box ready to go, the first big hatch of the season is here!
That's right, one of the most anticipated spring hatches, the Mother's Day Caddis Hatch, is finally here. While this hatch is usually in the heart of run-off things are shaping up to provide us with some excellent dry fly fishing opportunities before that happens. Adult caddis have been spotted thick on both the Yellowstone and the East. While the east may be slightly too blown out to fish the hatch, the Yellowstone is at just the right temperature with just the correct amount of color to find lots of fish, and lots of big fish eating caddis on the surface. Given today's air temperature and cloud cover it wouldn't be a surprise to see a decent caddis hatch and rising fish on the lower Madison. When the hatch really hits, it can be crazy. Caddis crawling down your shirt, up your nose, into your ears, just crazy. Beyond that, fish will be rising throughout the river. So be sure to stock up on caddis dries and floatant prior to hitting the river for the Mother's Day Caddis hatch.