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

Reports for High Country

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

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

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