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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!


 
Yellowstone River - July 9th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 88 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 7/9/14
Daytime flows have dropped below 10,000 CFS, salmonflies are hanging around, and the river is green. The river is still high so float with caution, but the fishing is on! Boats have already started to flood the valley and fish are being caught along the entire length of the river. Early mornings and late evenings with some cloud cover provide good streamer action to start off the day and the warm afternoon sun has meant stoneflies buzzing around with emergences of caddis and yellowsallies to add to the variety. Focus your efforts in the calmest of the calm water, as the trout are still in the protected pockets. Keep casts as tight as possible to the banks, stick with it, and the fish will follow.

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
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
 
Yellowstone River - July 3rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 7/3/14
Rafts and boats are starting to find their way into Paradise Valley as the river has dropped to below 11,000 CFS and clarity has improved. River visibilty flucuates between a foot to a foot-and-a-half over the course of the day so while there are some fish eating, fishing is not lights-out yet. We are expecting by the end of next week for the river to fall into full fishing shape. If you are heading out to fish the Yellowstone, excercise caution both floating and wading due to high flows and some debris in the river.

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
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8