Reports for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

August 11, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone Lake is fishing well along the edges. 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 2420 cfs today – down from our last report.  Wading the edges is recommended unless you are a strong wading fisherman!! Hatches are caddis, pale morning duns, stoneflies, green drakes and gray drakes. Match the hatch for great fun!!... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

August 11, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fishing has been fair to good using a mix of dry flies, wet flies or streamers, depending on when you plan to fish. Flows:  Firehole R. – 57 cfs at Old Faithful. Gibbon R. at Madison Junction –  119 cfs. Madison at West Yellowstone – 438 cfs.  Anglers have been successful using size 10-22 bead-head nymphs. Streamers work okay when no hatches are present. Ant, beetle or small hopper patterns are working for dry fly enthusiasts. Fish deep with small nymphs or soft hackles. One can strip streamers through the deeper pools and runs. Expect better dry fly action early or late. Water temps... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

July 29, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Slough Creek is fishing well, especially in the upper meadows, while Soda Butte Creek is fishing not so good until one gets close to the Lamar River. Carry bear spray and keep an eye on buffalo when fishing Soda Butte, Slough or the Lamar! The Lamar River is flowing 821 cfs at Tower and is high and definitely fun to right now upstream. Tribs are very wadeable now. Lots of bugs, including mosquitoes and no-see-ums. The trout are keying on hoppers now after lunch. Trail your hopper with a small ant or beetle pattern to keep the rods bent. Dry/nymph dropper rigs also produce in... View Article