Fishing Reports

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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
 
Yellowstone River - June 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing:
The Yellowstone river is looking better by the day but the river remains high and off-color. Flows are hovering around 12,000 CFS so excercise caution if headed out on the river. We are starting to see boats trickling into Paradise Valley in search of early-season fish, but the river isn't into fishing shape yet. High flows and low-viz are still the story but we'll be out there soon enough!

If you're in Paradise Valley and looking for a place to fish there are certainly other options. Between the spring creeks, private lakes, and Yellowstone National Park we are never far from blue ribbon fishing. Check our other fishing reports, stop on by the shop, or give us a call at 406-333-4401 for all of the scoop.
 
Yellowstone River - June 18th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 54 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing:

The river is no longer the moving mud channel we'd grown accustomed to seeing but remains unfishable. We are starting to notice color-shifts from brown to green although it could be eagerness getting the best of us. Flows have been steady around 12,000 CFS for the past week but we expect this to change as warmer weather moves into the forecast. Excercise caution if thinking about floating the river as high-flows coupled with hazardous debris can make the Yellowstone River difficult to navigate. We're monitoring flows and conditions daily; keep checking in for updates. We'll be out there soon enough.

If you're in Paradise Valley and looking for a place to fish there are certainly other options. Between the spring creeks, private lakes, and Yellowstone National Park we are never far from blue ribbon fishing. Check our other fishing reports, stop on by the shop, or give us a call at 406-333-4401 for all of the scoop.
 
Yellowstone River - June 12th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing:

The river is no longer the moving mud channel we'd grown accustomed to seeing but remains unfishable. We are starting to notice color-shifts from brown to grey although it could be eagerness getting the best of us. Flows have been steady around 16,000 CFS for the past week and we expect this to continue into the following weeks. Excercise caution if thinking about floating the river as high-flows coupled with hazardous debris can make the Yellowstone River difficult to navigate. We're monitoring flows and conditions daily; keep checking in for updates. We'll be out there soon enough.

If you're in Paradise Valley and looking for a place to fish there are certainly other options. Between the spring creeks, private lakes, and Yellowstone National Park we are never far from blue ribbon fishing. Check our other fishing reports, stop on by the shop, or give us a call at 406-333-4401 for all of the scoop.
 
Yellowstone River - June 5th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing:
River flows are still high at 18,600 CFS in Livingston. Cooler weather this last week reduced flows from their 30,000+ CFS peak but the Yellowstone River remains unfishable. There is still more debris than boats on the river and we look for this to continue into the upcoming weeks. We will keep you posted on Yellowstone River fishing conditions; you can bet we'll be the first ones out when the fishing gets good!

Recommended Flies:
A full tank of gas and directions to the Firehole River

Weather:
It has been warm in the valley with sporatic afternoon showers. Think sunscreen but also keep a rain jacket in the pack.

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.


 
Yellowstone River - May 28th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 74 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
The flows on the Yellowstone have crossed 30,000 CFS, that means more cottonwood trees floating down the river than boats out fishing. With the river high and brown it's a good time to explore other waters in the area or maybe catch a soak at Chico Hot Springs. Fishing the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks and Yellowstone Park are two great options. Check back in throughout the upcoming weeks for the latest updates on Yellowstone River conditions. We're just as anxious to get out on the Yellowstone as you!

Recommended flies:
Forget the flies and bring an axe to clear the trees!

Weather:
Warm temps and blue skies

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.   We're open 7 days a week 8:30A-5:00P