Fishing Reports

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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

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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
 
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.