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

Reports for Upper Clarks

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

Upper Clarks Fork

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Water quality and temperatures are good on the Clarks Fork. A mix of the smaller dries and nymphs recommended for Dead Indian, Sunlight and Crandall Creeks will be good on the upper Clarks Fork, too. Expect to see some late summer mayflies showing up, too. Always fun on the upper Clarks Fork, which is truly a dry fly river. Access is good along the road from Painter Store Bridge to Cooke City, Montana. Watch for bears and keep mosquito repellent handy. Wading is still a challenge below Lake Creek’s confluence. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality,... View Article

Sunlight Creek

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Sunlight Creek is clear again. Flows are much lower now. Water temps very good. The fishing has been good on dry flies. Small hoppers, ant and beetle patterns, parachute Adams, parachute purple haze, caddis, small stimulators, and PMD’s are working. Dropper flies should be tan or black North Fork Specials, Prince nymphs, pheasant tails, copper Johns and Bloody Marys, sizes #12-18. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022... View Article

Crandall Creek

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Very low now but clear again. What a summer the high country has seen! Size 12-18 North Fork Specials Black and Tan, Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs, and various small nymphs tied on jig hooks work well. Dry flies are elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, stimulators, Ho Candy, royal Wulff or royal, size 8-16. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to... View Article

Dead Indian Creek

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Dead Indian has settled down and come back into shape. Smaller hopper patterns (10-14), such as Wade’s Ho Candy or Wade’s Horror and Mini Chubby’s are a good bet on this stream. So are elk hair caddis, yellow Sallys, smaller stimulators, royal trudes, royal Wullfs and parachute Adams. Flows are almost too low to fish with a dropper except where there are deeper pools. Go have fun but keep an eye out for grizzly bears. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for... View Article