The fishing in the Cody/Yellowstone area was not affected by the Yellowstone floods – come out and enjoy the excellent fly fishing!


Bighorn / Wind River

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

1800 CFS (approximately) BELOW BOYSEN DAM:   Fishing has been good to excellent depending on the heat and amount of sun. North Fork Anglers’ guided trip guests are having fun and landing some monster browns and rainbows on the flies listed below. Peach or salmon colored hopper patterns, Trico spinners, San Juan worms, Sow bugs, soft-hackled sowbugs, size 14-20 tungsten bead nymphs, girdle bug patterns.  We have also had success dead drifting zirdle bugs, yuk bugs, and thin mints. We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages as regularly as some of you would like to see. We do hope... View Article

Beartooth Lakes

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Beartooth Scenic Highway road is open in entirety now to Red Lodge, MT. Access to the lakes is  easy and no closures on roads to Red Lodge or Cooke City except at Beartooth Lake where road construction continues and 20 minute delays can be expected. Access to the NE part of Yellowstone via Cooke City is verboten. Lakes are fishing well to a mix of dries, wet flies and smaller streamers on lakes and the feeder streams between lakes. Brook, rainbow, cutthroat and lake trout are found in many of these lakes. Size is 6-14 inches most of the... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows are very low due to extreme heat and no snow pack left. Water temps are decent. However, road access to the Lamar and Slough are limited to day use permits. These available on line via YNP’s web site. Access to Soda Butte is still off limits due to road damage. Repairs are scheduled but not definite as to when that will be completed. We are also unsure what damage the flood did to the Lamar Yellowstone cutthroat fishery because we have not been able to access the area either.  Soda Butte Creek is not accessible from the NE Gate... View Article

North Fork Shoshone River

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CFS: 351 cfs in WAPITI VALLEY – Still flowing a bit above normal. Water quality has improved significantly above Wapiti, although there is a lot of silt in the river now that can make wading a bit tricky. Rocks are slick be careful.   Conditions:  Water quality is better as one travels up the river toward Yellowstone Park’s East Entrance. As of Thursday before the Labor Day weekend, some creeks were still dumping colored water into the N. Fork giving the river a milky appearance all the way to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Flows are too low to float even through the... View Article

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone Lake has been giving streamer fly fishers great action. Look for structure and fish streamers that have gold flash in them. Sinking or sink-tip fly lines help get those big streamers in the zone. The Yellowstone River in the LeHardy Rapids to Mud Volcano area is has been fishing fair to good depending on your skill at interpreting hatches and fly presentation. Flows into the Yellowstone River are very low. Today’s flow is 1370 cfs at the Lake outlet near Fishing Bridge. Water temps are warm late afternoon. Recommended fishing hours are early morning or after the sun sets.... View Article