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

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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

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

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

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

Fishing is fair. 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. Early September is a really good time for chucking hoppers or some bugger off the banks, or by fishing deep with Ice cream cones, zebra midges and or damsel nymphs. Flying ants have been active on upper Sunshine recently and the trout have been rising to feed on them. The trout are looking up for parachute Adams, adult damsels, small hoppers, black or red ants and deer hair... View Article

Luce and Hogan Lakes

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

Water temps are extremely warm thanks to record setting temperatures this summer and 9/3/2022. Some dry action at both lakes, particularly on flying ants. We humbly recommend fishing other lakes such as the upper Beartooth Lakes until Hogan and Luce cool down this fall. Fish with damsel fly nymphs or go deep with Chironimid pupae patterns.  The trout are more active early mornings and early evening. Leader up and land the trout quickly to minimize mortality from playing the trout too long and from lactic acid buildup. Flies: Beetles, Ants, Foam beetles, Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tails, damsel fly nymphs, ice... View Article

East and West Newton Lakes

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

Water temps right now are still too warm at East Newton. These temps are stressful to trout. We recommend that you fish West Newton Lake, or somewhere else,  until water temps drop below 70 degrees –  a much better  catch and release temperature. There is a cool down (highs in the 70’s) coming to the region around mid-September. This would be a better time to try East Newton again. West Newton which has temps in the mid-60’s due to depth. The trout are responding to damsel flies, ants, beetles and small hoppers on the surface. Smaller beadhead nymphs, leeches and... View Article