Fishing Reports

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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

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Yellowstone River - August 20th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 8/20/14
What a summer it has been on the Yellowstone River. The high winter snowpack has meant the river has had lots of cold water and has meant the fishing has been consistent without signs of slowing down. Terrestrial fishing has remained great with hoppers, beetles, and ants all around in good numbers. The hopper fishing in the Upper Valley has been all-day good and we expect this to continue into the coming month. Cooler weather is moving in this week so fishing should only get better with more mayfly activity. Spruce moths and nocturnal golden stones have kept the fish looking for larger dries and ready to eat them. If you haven't made it over to Paradise Valley yet you are missing out on some great fishing but there is still time as things have no sign of slowing down. Grab a rod, grab a reel, find some time, and get fishing!

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

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


 
Yellowstone River - August 12th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 94 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 8/12/14
Hopper, dry, hopper-dropper, or dropper-dropper there's no bad way to fish the Yellowstone River right now. On a daily basis expect hoppers littering the banks, some PMD activity, caddisflies, ants, beetles, tricos, and nocturnal goldenstones. That isn't to say anyd rift catches a fish; you've got to have the fly in the right place and floating cleanly, but the bugs are active, fish are eating, and weather is stable. Flows are down to sub-4000 CFS at Corwin so wadefishing is quickly becoming a viable option. Now get fishing!

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

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


 
Yellowstone River - July 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 7/30/14
It's terrestrial time on the Yellowstone; the season for hoppers, beetles, and ants has arrived. Keep your casts close to the bank, your drifts long, and your presence quiet and the fish will come. The Yellowstone river is as clear as it gets and the bright sun mean the fish are getting a little spookier so good presentation is key, but the fish are more than willing to eat if you drop it on their nose. If you are trying to beat the heat, getting an early jump can help with that, but expect good fishing all day long. Don't overlook the evening fishing as the caddis are still coming off nightly right before dark. Hard to think of a better place to fish right now than the Yellowstone, and if you're headed this way stop on in, say hello, and we can fill you in on all of the latest info!

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
Kyle's BH Sally sz 12-14
Larimer's Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Low Rider Sally 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

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


 
Yellowstone River - July 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 83 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 7/25/14
The mudplugs from earlier this week have pushed all the way through and the Yellowstone River is back to great green clarity, good bug activity, and consistent days. Folks are fishing all kinds of different rigs above and below the surface and they are all catching fish. For dry flies larger attractor patterns are still catching their fair share of fish as well as parachute flies. The terrestrial bite is starting to pick up; fish are being caught on smaller hoppers, beetles, and ants. If streamer fishing is your game, white has been the color. Nymphing has been productive with stonefly nymphs are larger buggers. Fishing is nothing short of excellent right now and if you're headed to the river stop in the shop and we'll point you in the right direction!

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
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
Kyle's BH Sally sz 12-14
Larimer's Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Low Rider Sally sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Extended Body PMD sz 14-18
Rusty Spinner sz 14-18
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Gunnison Green Drake sz 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

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


 
Yellowstone River - July 16th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 7/16/14
The river is green and the fishing is on! The salmonflies have moved on but between the caddis, PMDs, green drakes, yellowsallies, and golden stones we can't say we've even missed them! We have had nothing short of excellent dry fly fishing the past week and the PMD hatch is only improving. Fish have started to spread out across the rivers now that flows have dropped to below 8000 CFS. It is never a bad bet to target the bank, but large seams and gravel bars are also quickly filling with fish. Hucking streamers early and late has been producing some large fish. Nymphing with stonefly nymphs, caddis pupa, and attractor patterns has also been effective. Beautiful daytime weather, hungry fish, and a clear river sound like pretty good reasons to go fishing to me!

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
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
Kyle's BH Sally sz 12-14
Larimer's Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Low Rider Sally sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Extended Body PMD sz 14-18
Rusty Spinner sz 14-18
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Gunnison Green Drake sz 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

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