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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Beartooth Lakes

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

The Beartooth Scenic Highway road is open in entirety now to Red Lodge, MT. Access to the lakes is  easy and no closures on roads to Red Lodge or Cooke City except at Beartooth Lake where road construction continues and 20 minute delays can be expected. Access to the NE part of Yellowstone via Cooke City is verboten. Lakes are fishing well to a mix of dries, wet flies and smaller streamers on lakes and the feeder streams between lakes. Brook, rainbow, cutthroat and lake trout are found in many of these lakes. Size is 6-14 inches most of the... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

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

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... View Article

North Fork Shoshone River

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

CFS: 351 cfs in WAPITI VALLEY – Still flowing a bit above normal. Water quality has improved significantly above Wapiti, although there is a lot of silt in the river now that can make wading a bit tricky. Rocks are slick be careful.   Conditions:  Water quality is better as one travels up the river toward Yellowstone Park’s East Entrance. As of Thursday before the Labor Day weekend, some creeks were still dumping colored water into the N. Fork giving the river a milky appearance all the way to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Flows are too low to float even through the... View Article