Yellowstone Lake is fishing well near the rocky points and rock structures along the shoreline from Sedge Bay to West Thumb. Streamers and sinking lines or sink-tip fly lines help get those streamers in the zone and in front of some very nice Yellowstone cutthroat!! There are no fishing restrictions on Yellowstone or any other of the lakes inside Yellowstone Park.
Flows 1200 CFS below Fishing Bridge to Mud Volcano. NOTE: THE HOOT OWL CLOSURE ON PARK RIVERS AND STREAMS WAS LIFTED 8/20/21. FISHING TIMES ARE NOW SUNRISE TO SUNSET.
Near the Tower/Roosevelt Bridge, the lower Yellowstone River is fishing well with hopper/dropper rigs, nymphs with indicators, or streamers. Ant and beetle patterns fished dry are also working. Water quality is excellent and water temps have been 58 degrees at 2 pm.
Below Fishing Bridge anglers are doing best matching the hatches or pulling size 4-10 weighted streamers. Streamers are also working when the trout refuse to come to the surface to eat. Woolly bugger and leech imitations are always good to pitch when the trout are not rising. Bead head nymphs or jig style nymphs working best early morning and when the trout are down between hatch cycles.
Suggested dry flies: Caddis 16-24, blue winged olives size 14-24, Tricos, midges, ants and beetles are on the upper Yellowstone in the Le Hardy to Mud Volcano stretch.
We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages since mid-July. Without making a lot of excuses, it is because North Fork Anglers has had one of the busiest guided trip and in-the-fly-shop tourist season EVER!
So, thank you to the guided trip guests and those that came into the shop to purchase flies, leaders, tippets, new fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, clothing and gear despite the lack of information on the area fishing conditions. We appreciate each and every angler that has kept the doors open since the Covid ‘crisis’ began in 2020.
Even though the waters have been the lowest seen since 1996, the fishing has been very good in the Cody region. Water temps have been in the comfort zone for trout and these are dropping again as the days shorten and the nights lengthen. We are still heavily booked for guided trips and encourage those looking for a guide in September through October to call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for the ability to immediately reserve dates and guides. Hopefully, we can keep up with the fishing report going forward!!
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