Angler's West Blog

First Time for Everything
June 21, 2014
MY
It is hard to top your first trout on the fly. Doubling up just adds to the fun. Yesterday was an awesome time with two new anglers, William and Nell, who had a blast not only learning how to fly fish but also catching some Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. Our first-timer trips are always filled... Read more
 
Big Changes Coming
June 19, 2014
MY
We've been hard at work in the shop giving the back a facelift. We're super excited about how it has turned out, hope you all are too. While still a work in progress, stop in and check it out if you're passing through; we'd love to hear what you all think! The changes in the shop come at a... Read more
 
Welcome to Yellowstone
June 5, 2014
MY
The Firehole River, where coldwater trout and boiling geysers are never far apart There really is no place to flyfish like Yellowstone National Park. The miles of flyfishing only water, strong summer hatches, and abundant eager trout ready to eat your fly is just the beginning of the... Read more
 
Thoughts on Run-off
May 28, 2014
MY
Nez Perce Creek, Yellowstone National Park; one of many smaller off-the-beaten-path streams The Yellowstone River in Livingston, MT has passed 30,000 CFS. When we look out at the river we're seeing more cottonwood trees floating down the river than anything else, but dwelling on high dirty... Read more
 
Worthy
May 12, 2014
MR
  Yellowstone River: 3640 cfs Mostly Cloudy with chance of showers this morning, clearing in the afternoon.  Temp high 40s to low 50s.  Wind: North-Northwest 5-10 mph. Wow!  Quite the comeback from a week ago!  Last Monday this river was pretty much a write-off and... Read more
 
Thar She Blows!
May 3, 2014
MR
Unfortunate, but not like we have any control.  Just when the Mother's Day Caddis were getting going, too.  The past couple days of 70 degree weather have the Lamar and other area freestone tribs kicking it up to runoff stage and doing so in a hurry.  The Yellowstone had just... Read more
 
Fishing Reports
  • YELLOWSTONE RIVER
  • October 23rd, 2014
    Partly cloudy
    Temperature: 64 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
  • GALLATIN RIVER
  • October 11th, 2014
    Partly cloudy
    Temperature: 57 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
  • MADISON RIVER - UPPER
  • October 11th, 2014
    Cloudy
    Temperature: 52 ° F 
    Fishing: Great
  • MADISON RIVER - LOWER
  • October 11th, 2014
    Cloudy
    Temperature: 49 ° F 
    Fishing: Great
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK RIVERS
  • October 11th, 2014
    Mostly cloudy
    Temperature: 50 ° F 
    Fishing: Great