Yellowstone Lake is fishing well along the edges. Fish Mary and Sedge Bay for cutthroat and lake trout. Lake trout, if caught, must be killed immediately. Check your Park regulations on what to do with lake trout. All cutthroat must be released!! Streamers have been working well, whether in a boat or fishing from shore. Black, olive or brown woolly buggers are reliable. Size 4-10. The Yellowstone River at LeHardy Rapids is flowing 4650 cfs today – up from our last report. The river will remain closed until July 15, then open for the rest of the fishing season in... View Article
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Luce and Hogan have been fishing well. There is a new boat launch and campsites at Hogan if your wanting to spend more time at these two lakes. Hogan is on the road, Luce is a 1/4 mile hike south from the Logan picnic area. Flies: Buggers and leeches of various colors. Chironimids, Ice cream cones, pheasant tails, hares ear, bow-tie midges, Griffiths gnat, damsel nymphs, back swimmers, FRM midges, parachute Adams, ants, adult damsels, beetles and small hoppers.
Visibility is 15-20 inches. The river is bank full but gaining clarity Buffalo Bill Dam through Cody down river to Sage Creek. Definitely fishable along the edges and side channels, especially in the Shoshone Canyon. The river becomes more dirty as the river flows to Powell, WY. There are fish being caught along the edges, so don’t let the cloudy water fool you. Caddis, midges and golden stones are active below the dam and through town. Flows: 3590 cfs. Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Anellids, Zebra Midge, Size... View Article
The North Fork of the Shoshone is fishing very well now top to bottom! The river is open in its entire length now, too. The river is especially clear above Elk Fork and Sweetwater Creeks. We are busy guiding Walk/Wade and Float Trips now. Angler success gets better every day as the river and its tributaries drop in flow. Flows CFS: 2870 – (This flow measurement is in Wapiti Valley.) Flies: Big (size 2-6) heavy Sparkle Stones, Shagadelic’s, Halfbacks, Double bead stones, Pats Rubber legs, North Fork Specials in black with silver bead or the new redhead/black patterns, San Juan Worms, Big... View Article
Fishing has been fair to good using a mix of dry flies, wet flies or streamers. Hatches for the Firehole have been caddis, spruce moths, golden stoneflies, and pale morning duns. Below the Firehole and Gibbon Falls, some salmon flies have been seen. It won’t be long before big stoneflies are flying around! FLOWS: Firehole R. – 119 cfs at Old Faithful, 349 at Madison Junction. Gibbon R. at Madison Junction – 154 cfs. Madison at West Yellowstone – 584 cfs. The Madison River from Madison Junction downstream to West Yellowstone is coming down and fishing better every day. Lots of... View Article