2016

More Yellowstone River Sections Opened Up to Use

Sep
16
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

  Hot off the press from Montana FWP, more Yellowstone River sections are open to use as of this morning.  Previous announcements late last week had the waters from Carbella to Point of Rocks FAS re-opened and folks have been steadily coming by the flyshop with requests to know if more...

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Fall Weather!

Sep
13
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

  The Yellowstone River from the Point of Rock FAS to the Highway 89 Bridge FAS is still currently closed. Above Point of Rocks FAS and below Highway 89 Bridge FAS the river is open to all recreational activity. The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks and all of the Yellowstone Tributaries except...

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RE-Opened Sections of the Yellowstone River!

Sep
6
2016

Posted & filed under Events.

A quick update on the Yellowstone River. Straight from the FWP website:    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened the upper stretch of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries to fishing Tuesday – from the border of Yellowstone National Park to the Carbella Fishing...

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Not the Yellowstone, but Pretty Damn Good

Sep
1
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

 K. Brougher getting things done on the Madison this week.  Yellowstone river closure still has us and other Paradise Valley/Livingston outfitters and fly shops heading "over the hill" on days to float fish with guests.  Other than the first day or so of the closure, it really...

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Left with an Empty Feeling

Aug
24
2016

Posted & filed under Yellowstone River Fishing Reports.

  Eerie.  That one word describes what it's like along the banks of the Yellowstone River right now.  There's no one.  Empty river, empty fishing access sites.  Nothing.  In places where on a typical August day there would be 10 or more trucks with trailers...

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Late July Fishing Report

Jul
24
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

As we move through the end of July and into August we again are looking at some pretty skinny water along with rising water temps. Water in Livingston has hit 70 degrees two out of the last 3 days. It has stayed a few degrees cooler in the upper valley and above Yankee Jim Canyon.  The...

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Back on Track

Jul
14
2016

Posted & filed under Yellowstone River Fishing Reports.

 @Mill Crk @ Emigrant Bridge       Strong storms moving through earlier in the week had the fortunate effect of much liked precipitation.  Soak the garden, put snow on the mountain tops kind of precipitation and cooler weather.  As we reported earlier, the...

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PMDs in Paradise

Jun
28
2016

Posted & filed under Paradise Valley Spring Creek Fishing Reports.

  Late June and PMDs on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks are typically synonymous.   There has been no exception thus far.  PMDs actually were seen, albeit just here & there over 2 weeks ago.  It's been fairly light as far as angler traffic until last week when things...

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Fishing on the Yellowstone continues!

Jun
26
2016

Posted & filed under Yellowstone River Fishing Reports.

It has been a great week over here in Paradise Valley. A ton of bug activity has kept fish on the rise and the bite has been outstanding. The Salmon Flies seem to be mostly on the upper stretches of the Yellowstone near Gardiner and above. You will see the occasional adult fluttering lower....

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Area Update and Fishing Report

Jun
9
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Whoa! It's been a little since we posted anything so here is a quick update on what's happening in SW Montana and in Yellowstone National Park! The National Park opener was great. Lots of anglers out but lots of fish to be had. The Madison, Firehole and Gibbon were the places to be. Since then...

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Get Ready for the YNP Fishing Opener!

May
22
2016

Posted & filed under Montana Fly Fishing News.

As you trudge through the workweek keep your spirits high because this Saturday, May 28th is opening day for the Yellowstone National Park 2016 fishing season! With most of our freestone waters out of commission due to runoff the park will offer a variety of fishing options that will remain...

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There are still options!

May
11
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

That's right! Even though the Yellowstone is out of order, that doesn't mean we are done fishing! The spring creeks have been fishing great with Baetis in the afternoon. Midges before and after. Better bug action on the overcast days. The few private lakes in the area will also be good options with...

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Time for Bugs!

Apr
26
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Lamar and Soda Butte have leveled off the last few days and we should start to see some better clarity to our river. Even now you will be able to catch fish. The Caddis have been thickest near the Carters Bridge and Pine Creek access sites. The bugs may taper off a little with the cooler...

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Get while the gettin's good!

Apr
20
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

If you can afford to get out today or tomorrow on the Yellowstone, do it! The Caddis have started to go on lower portions of the river especially in and around Livingston. The problem are these hot days. The snow is starting to melt rapidly, especially when temps reach into the 70's. The Lamar...

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It's not all bad. Where would you fish?

Apr
12
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yes we have had some warm weather and the Yellowstone gained some (well a lot) of color to it the last few days but that doesn't mean fishing is off! We just have to work a little harder for fishable water. The places to look for now are mouths of creeks and streams that are still running...

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Make it Count!

Apr
5
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

It's April which means unpredictable weather and great fishing opportunities. We have a little more than a month (hopefully) until the high elevation snow starts to melt and render the Yellowstone out of service for a bit so make your fishing days count! Out fishing this past week you can tell...

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Marching Toward "Spring"

Mar
8
2016

Posted & filed under Yellowstone River Fishing Reports.

  The weather.  Always something that confounds us anglers.  Not very often is it "just right".  Instead it's too sunny and one can blame a lack of a "bite" on the premise that the big orange orb in the sky has fish staying in the depths.  Or the case may be that it's...

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Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Feb
29
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

We hope everyone has been enjoying these winter months and looking forward to an exciting spring! First off if you haven't renewed your fishing license, do so now. The one purchased last year expires today! Make sure to check out the new pricing and fishing regulations for the 2016 season. A good...

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