Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone River - June 23rd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 6/23/2015
The Yellowstone is still fishing very well as we are seeing a lot of bugs out on the river. To name a few, Salmon Flies (In and above Yankee Jim Canyon), Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones, Caddis, PMD's, and Green Drakes. The Yellow Sallies Golden's, Caddis, span the entire valley and imitations of these bugs will get fish to rise and eat on top. The PMD's and Green Drakes are around but you will find dense concentrations of them if you are lucky enough to get some cloud cover. Keep the dry's in the box just in case. Fishing nymph imitations of these bugs are sure to get some fish moving. Fish them in the faster riffles and more turbulent water. The best method right now is to grab your favorite big fly (Chubby's, and Salmon flies) and get them ON the bank. If you are good enough to get the flies to land on the bank and flutter them into the water, even better. No need to throw a dropper since this will interfere with your casting and placement of the dry fly. If you are on the upper river look for the pockets behind rocks and slow water near undercut banks where the fish will be lurking. In the Valley and lower look for undercut banks (especially ones with overhanging vegetation), runs, and back eddies to hold the most fish.

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl, all colors, sz 6-14
Hot Cakes Salmon Fly, sz 4 and 6
South Fork Secret, sz 4 and 6
Carnage Stone, sz 4 and 6
Brett's Golden Stone, sz 6-10
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8
Elk Hair Caddis, Brown and Tan, sz 12-18
Goddard Caddis, sz 10-14
JC Special, PT,  sz 10, 12
Jack Cabe sz 10, 12
Trudes, royal, adams, sz 12-16
Stimulators, yellow, orange, brown, sz 6-14
CFO Hummer, Yellow Sally sz 14, 16
Mile's Ride Sally Ride, sz 14, 16
Iron Sally, sz 12-16
20-Incher, sz 8-12
Copper John, Red sz 12-18
Mega Prince Nymph sz 6-10


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Yellowstone River - June 17th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 77 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 6/17/2015
The Yellowstone has been dropping into shape the last few days. The Water is green and it looks very good. We had a little mud plug yesterday due to some rain in the park but it is cleared of the valley now. The big Salmon flies have been spotted by the 26 mile boat launch. Fish are eating the big drys close to the banks. Your flies need to be ON the bank. The closer you can get to the willows, the better. Expecting the bugs to move up-stream as the water warms. We have been seeing lots of Caddis out especially in the evening. The big chocolate caddis is the one to throw right now. Larva and Pupa patterns can be productive during the day. Golden Stone patterns are catching fish too. Lots of options! The streamer bite has been hit or miss. Some nice fish can be caught this time of year with a streamer especially with the color of the river. We expect fishing to get better as the days progress!

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl, all colors, sz 6-14
Hot Cakes Salmon Fly, sz 4 and 6
South Fork Secret, sz 4 and 6
Carnage Stone, sz 4 and 6
Brett's Golden Stone, sz 6-10
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8
Elk Hair Caddis, Brown and Tan, sz 12-18
Goddard Caddis, sz 10-14
JC Special, PT,  sz 10, 12
Stimulators, yellow, orange, brown, sz 12, 14
Trudes, royal, adams, sz 12-16
20-Incher, sz 8-12
Copper John, Red sz 12-18
Mega Prince Nymph sz 6-10


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Yellowstone River - June 12th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 6/12/2015
Still wait on the Yellowstone. Flows are staying consistent in the 8000-9000 cfs range at Corwin Springs above Yankee Jim Canyon. Flows are even higher in the valley and towards Livingston. Clarity is very poor. The smaller tributaries are clearing each day and may drop into shape soon. We will keep an eye out for you!

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Yellowstone River - June 6th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 72 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 6/6/2015

Runoff time! We are in it now. High muddy water looks to be the river conditions for the next couple of weeks. We will keep you posted once things start to look fishy again!

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Yellowstone River - May 25th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 66 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 5/25/2015

The Yellowstone river has been teasing us this last week or two. Sustained flows in the 7 to 8 thousand cfs range with varying degrees of visibility has made fishing inconsistent. Today the river looks muddier then it has, and flows seem to be on the rise. With warmer weather in the forecast and thunderstorms it will continue this trend. The fish that have been caught are tucked right on the banks and were taken with streamers, mostly scuplin patterns, and larger stonefly nymphs. You can probably expect the river to stay like this for a while.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Yellowstone River - May 19th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 5/19/2015
The water on the Yellowstone is looking pretty muddy still. You may see some clarity on the banks in slower water but not much. Flows have dropped a bit in the last two days but forecast is calling for mid to high 60's in the valley with rain. Weather near the Lamar/Yellowstone Junction is calling for rain during the day and snow at night. It's tough to say but we doubt clarity will be good enough to fish any time soon. Keep checking for the latest clarity report. Remember small streams are open, Yellowstone National Park opens this weekend!

Recommended Flies
Prince Nymph sz 14, 16
Copper Bob softy olive,
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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