July 8th, today the Yellowstone River dropped below 30,000 CFS [2011] and this set a record for the number of day that the river was above that mark. Also today the Salmon Flies began to hatch on the Yellowstone and they are three weeks behind their normal hatching date. At the rate of the drop I still don't expect the river to be fishable before August 10th. In a normal year the river would be fishable between June 25th and July 4th with the flows below 9,000 CFS. It has a ways to go before it will be fishable.