Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone River - March 27th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 3/27/2015
Spring has Sprung! We are definitely feeling it here at the shop and the fish seem to know it too. With the warmer temps forcasted for this weekend expect water clarity to get a bit worse. This actually will be a good thing if it stays bright and sunny. We have experience fish chasing small streamers stripped VERY slowly and on the twitch. Midge pupa and larva are also good options for this time of year. If you feel like nymphing use a rubber legs or stonefly immitaion with a midge or caddis larve dropper. If the water gets warm enough start looking for bugs. Keep the wind in mind as that will affect you more than the fish!

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
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Yellowstone River - February 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report
Whoa!  Can you say spring in February??  Seriously warm over here this week.  Today is no exception.  However,  a bit of a change may be coming in by Sunday.  High sunny skies like today and forecasted for tomorrow while nice for getting out, may make the fishing just a touch harder than  what anglers may wish for.  It's bright out and the trout don't really like that!  However, Yellowstone river fishing will still be good.  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 more "structure" to the river with big riffle corners dumping into deep and off speed runs that go for some distance.   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 - 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

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!