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Luce and Hogan Lakes

July 9, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hogan and Luce have been fishing well. Water temps are in the 60’s. Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been raining, 4 wheel drive might required. Sight casting on Luce has been productive. During the heat of the day, go wet with small leech patterns or bead headed soft hackled hare’s ears, pheasant tails, Prince nymphs and damsel fly nymphs. Please make sure you fasten the gate to Luce Reservoir to prevent cattle from escaping. Also, there have been sightings of grizzly bears on... View Article

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

July 9, 2020 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone River in the Fishing Bridge to Mud Volcano area still closed until July 15, 2020 Discharge from Yellowstone Lake at Fishing Bridge is 4900 cfs. The Yellowstone River has caddis in huge numbers flying around below LeHardy Rapids, as well as golden stones.  Opening day should be fanstatic!! Please be careful wading once the river opens. At these flows the river is pushing hard on wading anglers. Floating in boats is not allowed in case . Yellowstone Lake is open for angling. Fish that until the Yellowstone River opens for angling, July 15. The lake and river is managed... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

July 9, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Gibbon: 154 CFS; Madison at W. Yellowstone 438 CFS; Firehole at Old Faithful 58 CFS  The Firehole, Gibbon and Madison Rivers are open to angling. perfect. These rivers are fishing well.  BWO’s, spruce moths and caddis are on the water. Large salmonflies are active in the Firehole and Gibbon canyons and moving up from Hebgen Lake on the lower Madison inside the Park. Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent!! Be safe and know Yellowstone has their own Covid 19 Plans and Procedures to follow, so have a mask handy when in a crowded parking lot. A valid YNP Fishing License... View Article

South Fork

July 9, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone, with more boulders and pocket water and less public access to BLM, State or USFS land. CFS: 1870 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Wading will be difficult in many places. Flows are still high and swift. There is a slide on the upper South Fork which is still impacting water quality above Cabin Creek all the way to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. When the river clears, golden stones, caddis (late afternoon), green drakes (midday) and yellow... View Article

Bighorn / Wind River

July 9, 2020 11:00 am Published by 3 Comments

Nymph and streamer fishing is the name of the game with some dry action later in the day on caddis, midge pupae and hopper patterns. We are having great success on float trips at Wedding of the Waters to Thermopolis now. Book a guided trip with North Fork Anglers and we will show you how big the trout can be! FLOW CFS: 1403. Flows are at the normal summer flow.  Flies:  Nymphs – Zebra midges, San Juan Worms,  Yum Yum scud, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, pink soft hackle sow bug, Yuk Bugs, Pats Rubber Legs, Jig-head nymphs, midge pupa, wire... View Article