Reports for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

October 14, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Check for Yellowstone Park gate and facilities CLOSURES for October 2019. Yellowstone Lake is fishing fair 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 576 cfs. Fish above Lehardy Rapids. Few trout are below the rapids now that we are into mid-October conditions. Hatches are BWO’s and gray drakes. Match the hatch for... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

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Check for Yellowstone National Park ROAD CLOSURES before heading to Yellowstone due to winter conditions. Fishing has been fair to good this fall using a mix of dry flies, wet flies or streamers, depending on when you plan to fish. The Park closes to angling after the first weekend in November. Flows:  Firehole R. – 289 at Mammoth Junction. Gibbon R. at Madison Junction –  111 cfs. Madison R. at West Yellowstone – 504 cfs.  Anglers have been successful using size 10-22 bead-head nymphs. Streamers work okay when no hatches are present. BWO’s and midge patterns work best now when not stripping a streamer. Big... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

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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 327 cfs at Tower. Water temps are dropping n Slough, Soda Butte and the Lamar. Expect frosty mornings and moderately warm afternoons if a winter storm is not present.  The hatches are late season mayflies – BWO’s, gray drakes, midges and small caddis. Fishing has been best sticking with nymphs and streamers, although... View Article