Reports for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake and River below Fishing Bridge

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

Yellowstone River in the Fishing Bridge to Mud Volcano area still closed until July 15, 2020 Discharge from Yellowstone Lake at Fishing Bridge is 4900 cfs. The Yellowstone River has caddis in huge numbers flying around below LeHardy Rapids, as well as golden stones.  Opening day should be fanstatic!! Please be careful wading once the river opens. At these flows the river is pushing hard on wading anglers. Floating in boats is not allowed in case . Yellowstone Lake is open for angling. Fish that until the Yellowstone River opens for angling, July 15. The lake and river is managed... View Article

Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole YNP

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

Gibbon: 154 CFS; Madison at W. Yellowstone 438 CFS; Firehole at Old Faithful 58 CFS  The Firehole, Gibbon and Madison Rivers are open to angling. perfect. These rivers are fishing well.  BWO’s, spruce moths and caddis are on the water. Large salmonflies are active in the Firehole and Gibbon canyons and moving up from Hebgen Lake on the lower Madison inside the Park. Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent!! Be safe and know Yellowstone has their own Covid 19 Plans and Procedures to follow, so have a mask handy when in a crowded parking lot. A valid YNP Fishing License... View Article

Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

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

The Lamar is clearing and the flows are 1100 cfs where the river hits the Yellowstone below the Roosevelt Bridge. Flows are going down quickly now!! Wading is easier above Soda Butte Creek’s confluence in the Lamar Valley. Water quality is good. Soda Butte, Slough and Pebble Creeks are dropping quickly which makes for easier wading and presentations. Hatches are caddis, green drakes, blue wing olives, golden stones and a few salmonflies are being seen. With the high water, a hopper dropper rigged with a black or tan North Fork Special, size 8 or 10 worked well July 5th when fishing... View Article