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Bighorn / Wind River

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

1800 CFS BELOW BOYSEN DAM:   Fishing has been fair to good due as of late. North Fork Anglers’ guided trip guests are having fun and landing some monster browns and rainbows on the flies listed below. San Juan worms, Sow bugs, soft-hackled sowbugs, size 14-20 tungsten bead nymphs and girdle bug patterns have been the ticket.  We have also had success dead drifting zirdle bugs, yuk bugs, and thin mints. The flow gauge for Boysen releases seems to be messed up. Based on our latest reading, flows are almost double as of this report. We apologize for not updating our... View Article


Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

August 7, 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 good to excellent depending on your skill at interpreting hatches and fly presentation. Flows into the Yellowstone River today are 2900 cfs at the Lake outlet near Fishing Bridge. Much lower and easier to wade and find the trout now. Hatches on the Yellowstone are many – Stoneflies, caddis, green... View Article


Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fishing is fair to good. These lakes are getting pounded by the bait fishers. The bigger trout are in Lower Sunshine, while upper Sunshine has Yellowstone cutthroat ranging from 8 inches to 18 inches.  This is a really good time for some bugger action off the banks or by fishing deep with Ice cream cones, zebra midges and or damsel nymphs and adults. The trout are looking up for parachute Adams, adult damsels, small hoppers, ants and beetles. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers... View Article


Luce and Hogan Lakes

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Water temps are too warm at Hogan. Luce is right on the edge of being too warm at the surface, too. Some dry action at both lakes, but we recommend fishing damsel fly nymphs or going deep with Chironimid pupae patterns.  The trout are more active early mornings and early evening. Flies: Beetles, Ants, Foam beetles, Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tails, damsel fly nymphs, ice cream cones, hare’s ears, balanced leeches and wooly buggers. 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... View Article


East and West Newton Lakes

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Water temps right now are 74 degrees at East Newton. These temps are stressful to trout. We recommend that you fish West Newton Lake, or somewhere else until September 1 when temps begin to drop again. This will give the trout time to heal up from the spring fishing and gain some weight in the process. West Newton which has temps in the mid-60’s due to depth. Damsel flies, ants, beetles and small hoppers on the surface. Smaller beadhead nymphs, leeches and buggers below the surface are working well. Be prepared to see lots of paddle boarders, tubers and dogs... View Article