Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone River - April 21st, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/21/2015
Tough to say what the future holds for the Yellowstone River. Right now we are looking at some pretty brown water here in the valley. There is some visibility on the banks so throwing streamers and nymphing with bigger flashy patterns is probably your best bet. The back eddy's and pockets with foam will still hold fish. You may even see them eating off the surface in these spots on BWO's and Midges. No Caddis yet. Looking at the Lamar (a major tributary of the Yellowstone) flows are still climbing so it may not be long until the water is too muddy to fish. On the other hand it may get cold again and the water might clear up before we go into full blown runoff. Weather outlook is showing high's in the 60's and low 70's even this week with showers. If the water gains any visibility we may see a very good fishing week.

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
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
BWO parachute sz 18, 20
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge Olive, Black sz 18, 20
Kinsey's Rusty Parachute sz 14, 16
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 - April 17th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/17/2015
Here we go with the Yellowstone and the mud plugs! A short spring snowstorm rolled through about 2 days ago leaving a little over an inch on the ground here in the valley. The next day when it all melted we had muddy water! The Lamar contributed with a spike in flows as well. Today everything seems to be getting back to normal as visability is around 2 feet. The water is cloudy but olive in color. Look for fish in pods under foam patchs rising to midges and bwo's. On a bright sunny day this visability is great, throw something flashy to get the attention of fish. This weekend is calling for showers which means clouds = bugs. Be prepared with March Browns, BWO's and midge adult patterns.

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
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
BWO parachute sz 18, 20
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge Olive, Black sz 18, 20
Kinsey's Rusty Parachute sz 14, 16
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 - April 10th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 40 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/10/2015
Ahh back in fishing mode! The river has cleared up quite a bit since last week and we again have seen some very fun and productive spring fishing. Mild temps this week and weekend with some cloud cover will bring out the midges and baetis in adult stages. Have dry flies, emerger patterns, and some soft hackels to use when you see the bugs! Small streamers and the old rubberlegs are patterns to use if the fish are not keyed in. Have fun out there this weekend!

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
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
BWO parachute sz 18, 20
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
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 - April 3rd, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/3/2015
Holy early runoff! The upper Yellowstone river and throughout the valley saw some color this week. Looking at the data the Lamar river spiked up and we believe it was spewing mud our way. May have been the warm temps, may have been rain. We do know that is slowed down the fishing a bit. Today the river seems to be gaining clarity and should have decent visability by the weekend. The weatherman is predicting mild to cooler temps with below freezing temps overnight. This might slow the fish down so do the same with your streamers and nymphs. Probably will not see a lot as far as dry flies go but keep an eye out.

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


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


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


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