Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone River - January 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 32 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 01/13/2015
Winter fishing on the Stone can be a real hit or miss situation.  Not to say it's  a bad choice, it's not at all.  It's the wind situation that will dictate.  We like winter fishing mostly in the areas below where the Paradise Spring Creeks come in.  The water is a touch warmer here and there's a lot less ice built up. Ideal conditions would be mostly overcast with light & variable winds.  Being honest, good luck with that...  Anything from sunny to downright dumping snow is acceptable. Just drop the wind.  If you find yourself without the seemingly ever present winter wind, nymphing the deeper runs that have good off-speed water, you should find the fish podded up pretty well.  Be slow and methodical with your presentations and you should find a bend to your rod fairly consistently.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20


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Yellowstone River - October 23rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 10/23/14
The last week or so we have been experiencing bright sun with unusually warm weather and a heck of a lot of wind. The forcast for the weekend looks good though. Saturday may be a bit warm but Sunday is calling for cooler more fall-like weather. Baetis patterns in adults and emergers will be good patterns to have when the hatch happens. We have been hearing reports of fish being taken on streamers as well but the angler's really have to work for these fish. The key to streamers is change it up. Experiment with different colors and retrive patterns until you find one that works. The nymph rig will also get you some fish. Dead drift your favorite streamer with a midge larva dropper.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Bow River Bugger sz 4-8
JJ Special sz 4-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
Lightning bugs sz 16-18
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20


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Yellowstone River - September 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 09/30/14
Again after some rain the river was muddy. We are seeing better clarity above six mile now. At Emigrant there is about two feet of visability. The dry fly fishing has been pretty good. Small attractor dries have been the best bet. Streamers will also work with the overcast days. Nymphing with a caddis pupa/larva with a baetis nymph dropper is also a good option. The terrestrial bite has really tapered off but throwing the chubby/dropper rig can still be productive.

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
Black Magic sz 12
Meanie Bee sz 14
Stenersens CFO Ant sz 12-16
Ant Acid sz 12-16
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18

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Yellowstone River - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 09/25/14
We are seeing good clarity in the river above 6 mile creek and about a mile downstream of it. Fishing has been hot and cold. Reports are coming in of good fishing on the chubby/rubberlegs set up. Others couldn't buy a bite. The wind has also been a factor for angler's trying to cast. The bright sun and warm weather will make for terrestrial fishing. Ants and beetles more than hoppers. You will definatly have your fair share of whitefish this time of year as well. This weekend could be great with clouds, cooler temps, and possibly rain. Look for baeits with the cloud cover. Throw the streamer early and late as well.

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
Tyger Beetle sz 12-14
Black Magic sz 12
Fat Head Beetle sz 12-16
Meanie Bee sz 14
Stenersens CFO Ant sz 12-16
Ant Acid sz 12-16
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18

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Yellowstone River - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 09/06/14
After a few off days because of muddy water the Yellowstone is back in shape. The cooler nights have put a slow to the fishing in the morning but it has also brought out the fall baetis and a plethora of other mayflies. The terrestrials have been out in lower numbers but the fish will be on them if it gets hot enough during the day. Soft hackles, and small beadheads dropped off the terrestrial will still be a good set up mid-day. Throw a parachute if the mayflies start to come off. If you get some overcast skies try swinging or stripping a zonker.

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
HOPPERS sz 8-14
Tyger Beetle sz 12-14
Black Magic sz 12
Fat Head Beetle sz 12-16
Meanie Bee sz 14
Stenersens CFO Ant sz 12-16
Ant Acid sz 12-16
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18

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Yellowstone River - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 8/27/14
As long as there is fishable water the fishing has been great. Of course we are always watching if there is rain to see where the mud will be but it has been dry and hot the last few days. Even during the rain and cold the fish were on the bite. This warmer weather has brought the terrestrials back out and the fish know it! They have been eating hoppers, ants, and beetles very well. Watch for the nose bump and leave them in the water! There are also smaller mayflies out on the water that will get the fish eating. There has never been a better time to throw the dry fly and catch a number of fish!

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
HOPPERS sz 8-14
Tyger Beetle sz 12-14
Black Magic sz 12
Fat Head Beetle sz 12-16
Meanie Bee sz 14
Stenersens CFO Ant sz 12-16
Ant Acid sz 12-16
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 12-14
Bloom's Paracaddis sz 12-16
X-2 Caddis sz 14-18
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16

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