Reports for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

June 15, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yellowstone Lake is completely ice free. Fish Mary and Sedge Bay for cutthroat and lake trout. 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. Note: It is illegal to fish streams or the mouth of streams running into Yellowstone Lake until June 20. This is to protect spawning native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. The Yellowstone River at LeHardy Rapids is flowing 4060... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

June 15, 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. Hatches have been caddis, spruce moths, golden stoneflies, and pale morning duns on the Madison drainage. Below the Firehole and Gibbon Falls, some salmon flies have been seen. It won’t be long before the big stoneflies are flying around! The Madison River from Madison Junction downstream to West Yellowstone is coming down and fishing better every day. Lots of anglers in the Madison now. Anglers have been successful matching the hatches or using smaller (size 10-18) bead-head nymphs. Streamers work well when no hatches... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

June 15, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Slough Creek is high but fishable, especially in the upper meadows, while Soda Butte Creek has been running high and off color. The Lamar River is high and definitely tough to fish right now. Cutthroat are spawning in the Lamar, Slough and Soda Butte. Don’t fish the redds!!  Caddis and blue wing olives and golden stoneflies are flying around. Water quality has deteriorated due to snowmelt this past week. After July 1, this part of Yellowstone Park should really begin to turn on in regard to fishing.