Reports for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

September 9, 2020 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Discharge from Yellowstone Lake at Fishing Bridge is 1160 cfs. Hoppers are gaining interest now. Hopper/dropper fishing can be huge fun the middle of the day. Floating in boats is not allowed on the river, in case you don’t know. Expect to have trout rising to hopper imitations and dry fly patterns – caddis, pale morning duns, gray drake spinner throughout the day. Nymphs that work well are rubber leg Pat’s stones, girdle bugs with dark legs, black and tan N. Fork Specials, double beaded dark stones, Prince nymphs, soft hackled bead heads – brown, gray, peacock, black, or olive.... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

September 9, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Gibbon: 94 CFS; Madison at W. Yellowstone 370 CFS; Firehole at Old Faithful 53 CFS. The Firehole at Madison Junction is 241 CFS  The Firehole, Gibbon and Madison Rivers are open to angling. perfect. These rivers are fishing fair to good.  Spruce moths and caddis are on the water as are some small mayflies and midges. Hopper patterns also working in the Gibbon and Madison River meadows. A caddis pattern dry or wet is advised. Size of flies are 10-20. Pack bear spray!! Be safe and know Yellowstone has their own Covid 19 Plans and Procedures to follow, so have... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

September 9, 2020 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Lamar is dropping fast. Flows are 159 cfs now where the river hits the Yellowstone below the Roosevelt Bridge. The same is true for Slough, Pebble and Soda Butte Creek’ volume – flows are low! Water temps are also warming during the day now. Water quality is good. Hatches are dwindling – caddis, some PMD’s and Pseudocloeon mayflies, scattered gray drakes. Hoppers, ants and beetles are definitely working now, too!! A hopper dropper, or large dry stonefly pattern rigged with a black or tan North Fork Special, size 10-14 work well as a dry/dropper rig throughout the NE corner... View Article