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Yellowstone River - May 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 47 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 5/12/2015

Back to Brown. The river is getting muddier and muddier each day largely due to the rain and warmer temps. We had a short window of fishing these last few days and they were great. We are seeing some visibility on the edges in slower water but overall the clarity is pretty poor. These next few days will be interesting. Forecast is calling for rain and cooler temps. We may see another window here in the near future so keep checking to see what the latest report is. Right now you can get some fish eating larger streamers and nymphs close to the banks. A word of caution to those floating. Flows are expected to rise in upcoming days so be careful out there. Now we look forward to the general season opener tomorrow and Yellowstone National Park fishing opening on the 23rd of May!

Yellowstone River Fishing Report 5/2/2015
Looks like runoff is here to stay. The fishing will be tough to impossible for the next few weeks and most likely until the end of June. If it gets cold enough we may have another fishing window but the forecast is calling for warmer temps throughout the week. The river is continually on the rise with muddy water coming from the Lamar. Caddis can still be found along the banks. If you can find the bugs with some relatively calm water you may be able to get a few on the dry fly still. If you are set on fishing the Yellowstone you might have to throw something big and dark. You will have to get lucky and hit a fish on the nose but nothing is impossible. There are still plenty of fishing options in southwest Montana so don’t get discouraged! Remember that small streams and tributaries open on May 16th and the Yellowstone National Park fishing season starts May 23rd!

Recommended Flies
Elk Hair Caddis tan sz 14, 16, 18
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
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 29th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 79 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 4/29/2015
Well it has been a very interesting couple of days here on the Yellowstone. Water clarity is limited but enough for the fish to see the Caddis! Lots of bugs have been spotted just above town and into the Paradise Valley. Dry dropper rigs with Caddis pupa is the way to go in the afternoons and evenings when the bugs start hatching. Duing the morning and early afternoon deep nymphing and streamers are the way to go. We are seeing some spikes in the streamflow graphs which means more mud is a possibility. We will have to wait and see.

Recommended Flies
Elk Hair Caddis tan sz 14, 16, 18
Sparkle Pupa tan sz 14, 16
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
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 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


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