Reports for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake and River

June 12, 2018 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone Lake opened to fishing May 26. The fishing has been very good along the shoreline from Sedge Bay all the way West Thumb. Walk the beaches and cast woolly buggers, small streamers or bead-nymphs out into the lake and strip back. Action should be consistent as cutthroat cruise the shorelines of the lake. Fishing for lake trout in Yellowstone Lake will require a boat and deep trolling lures or spinners to catch them. The Yellowstone River is closed until July 15, 2018 in the LeHardy Rapids to Mud Volcano area to protect spawning Yellowstone Cutthroat. Below Tower, the Yellowstone River... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole

June 12, 2018 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Read your park regulations. No felt on your boots in Yellowstone Park in 2018 and beyond! The Firehole, Madison and Gibbon Rivers opened to fishing May 26, the opening day of fishing season in Yellowstone Park.  Rivers were high and off-color a week ago, but now coming into shape quickly and quite nicely. Of the three rivers on the west side of Yellowstone, the Firehole is fishing best, followed by the Madison and the Gibbon which is still too swift below the falls to fish well right now. Hatches have been sporadic. The trout have been taking soft hackles, small... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

June 12, 2018 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Open for fishing. Read your park regulations. No felt on your boots in Yellowstone Park in 2018 and beyond. An abundant snow pack is coming out of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains with volume and velocity. It has been a while since North Fork Anglers has seen the Lamar River in the NE corner of Yellowstone run 12,500 cubic feet per second. Needless to say, the river is blown. Slough and Soda Butte Creeks are also running high and swift. Afternoon thunder storms are also contributing to the snow melt and lousy fishing conditions this week. We expect the NE... View Article