Luce and Hogan Lakes

September 9, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hogan and Luce have been fishing fair to good due to water temps. Water temps are in the high 60’s. We – and the trout – could use a serious break from the heat!! Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been raining, 4 wheel drive might required. Sight casting on Luce has been productive. During the heat of the day, go wet with small leech patterns or bead headed soft hackled hare’s ears, pheasant tails, Prince nymphs and damsel fly nymphs. Please make sure... View Article

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

September 9, 2020 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Discharge from Yellowstone Lake at Fishing Bridge is 1160 cfs. Hoppers are gaining interest now. Hopper/dropper fishing can be huge fun the middle of the day. Floating in boats is not allowed on the river, in case you don’t know. Expect to have trout rising to hopper imitations and dry fly patterns – caddis, pale morning duns, gray drake spinner throughout the day. Nymphs that work well are rubber leg Pat’s stones, girdle bugs with dark legs, black and tan N. Fork Specials, double beaded dark stones, Prince nymphs, soft hackled bead heads – brown, gray, peacock, black, or olive.... View Article

North Fork Shoshone River

September 9, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The North Fork of the Shoshone is rated as one of the best freestone rivers in the northern Rocky Mtn West. The river fishes best March through the end of October. CFS: 364 Flows are too low to successfully float anywhere on the river now. Private property laws apply when floating below the US Forest boundary through Wapiti Valley to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Be prepared for encounters with land owners if not obeying the water laws. Guided trips are still a go for the the N . Fork. We are now Walk/Wading the river since the flows are marginal for floating... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

September 9, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Gibbon: 94 CFS; Madison at W. Yellowstone 370 CFS; Firehole at Old Faithful 53 CFS. The Firehole at Madison Junction is 241 CFS  The Firehole, Gibbon and Madison Rivers are open to angling. perfect. These rivers are fishing fair to good.  Spruce moths and caddis are on the water as are some small mayflies and midges. Hopper patterns also working in the Gibbon and Madison River meadows. A caddis pattern dry or wet is advised. Size of flies are 10-20. Pack bear spray!! Be safe and know Yellowstone has their own Covid 19 Plans and Procedures to follow, so have... View Article

South Fork

September 9, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone, with more boulders and pocket water and less public access to BLM, State or USFS land. CFS: 297 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Fishing is great in the Valley area and also inside the Shoshone National Forest. Public access areas near Castle Rock and Bear Creek also fishing good. Water quality is excellent down to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Private water laws apply on the South Fork as on the North Fork. Floating is about over... View Article