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

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

September 4, 2022 9:00 am

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 near Cooke City, Montana, either.

We recommend checking with the Park headquarters for more information on road conditions to the NE corner of YNP. Travel through the Park is via Cody – East Gate; Jackson/Dubois – South Gate and West Yellowstone.

If you can access these waters hopper/dropper rigs should do well. Caddis, yellow Sally, PMD’s should be present. Fishing pressure is virtually non-existent so those Yellowstone cutthroat should be eager to eat whatever you give them – should you be able to access this part of Yellowstone Park.

Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to reserve dates and guides. We are already getting bookings for late spring and summer trips in 2022. If  you have your dates picked out, we urge you to get a deposit made as soon as possible so you don’t miss the chance to float or walk/wade Cody/Bighorn area rivers and streams. 







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