Luce and Hogan Lakes

October 20, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hogan and Luce have been fishing fair to good. Cold weather this week could have ice around the edges. Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot off County Road 7 RP. 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. Go wet with small leech patterns or bead headed soft hackled hare’s ears, pheasant tails, Prince nymphs and midge pupae. Please make sure you fasten the gate to Luce Reservoir to prevent cattle from escaping. Also, there have been sightings... View Article

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

October 20, 2020 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone Park will be closed to fishing the 2nd of November. Time is short to enjoy fishing Yellowstone Lake or the river. Discharge from Yellowstone Lake at Fishing Bridge is 591 cfs. Water temps are cooling down now that we have had several snow events since mid-October. Highs are to be in the teens next week. Dress warm and do not go swimming! Flows are very low on the Yellowstone River below Fishing Bridge. Wading is good. The better fishing has been above Le Hardy Rapids. The trout are keying on spent BWO mayfly patterns, fall caddis and some midges... View Article

North Fork Shoshone River

October 20, 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: 656 Flows jumped with the recent rains and snow melt. The water quality is dirty to grayish green closer to Pahaska Tepee. Water temps are dropping and the trout are spread out now rather than being stacked up like they were through late August. Stealthy anglers will do better than those that just splash into the river. The trout are holding in deeper water where there is cover... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

October 20, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone Park will be closed the 2nd of November. Gibbon: 92.6 CFS; Madison at W. Yellowstone 363 CFS; Firehole at Old Faithful 45 CFS.  The Firehole, Gibbon and Madison Rivers are open to angling. These rivers are fishing fair.  These waters will be closing November 2, 2020 and won’t reopen until Memorial Day weekend 2021. Streamers have been productive now that hatches are dwindling. Big browns and some fall spawning rainbows are attacking streamers and larger rubbed legged nymphs. Time is short – fish your favorite! Pack bear spray!! Be safe and know Yellowstone has their own Covid 19 Plans... View Article

South Fork

October 20, 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: 279 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Fishing is good in the Valley area and also inside the Shoshone National Forest. Public access areas near Castle Rock and Bear Creek are also fishing good. Water quality is better than the North Fork. Once the runoff cycles through, water quality should return to excellent. Private water laws apply on the... View Article