Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 10/11/14
No better time to be in the park. Still. The Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole rivers are all fishing well. The Firehole had a bit of a slow down due to the warmer temps last week but the temperatures look good now and should stay that way for a while. Baetis and Caddis in their various stages will get fish to eat along with streamers, buggers. A great time to try a traditional way of nymphing using soft hackles and swinging them down and accross to big running browns looking for a snack. The north east corner has been fishing pretty well as we make are way further into fall. We are hearing reports of fish still eating hoppers on the Lamar and Slough. Until we get that freeze these bugs will still be around. The forcast is calling for cooler temps and possibility of rain which means good fishing.

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adams sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10
Zonkers sz 4-8

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/30/14
No better time to be in the park. Again the clouds and cooler temps have made fish active. Look for the runners in the southwest corner. Using a streamer with a soft hackle can be effective. Baetis and Caddis will also produce fish in these waters. In the North East the water is clearing after more rain and the fishing can be good later in the afternoon. Hoppers are still on the menu along with drakes, caddis, and midges. The road from Norris to Madison reopened today so getting around will be a little easier.

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adams sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10
Zonkers sz 4-8

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/25/14
The southwest corner continues to get better with cooler water temperatures. Expect to see baetis, and caddis on the Firehole, Madison, and Gibbon. Swinging streamers and soft hackles will get fish eatin as well. Also expect to see other angler's in these areas. It's no secret that big browns run up from Hebgen into these stretches of river. Lamar, Soda Butte, and Slough will continue to fish well with mayfly attractors, their nymph stage immitations, and small terrestrials. Keep in mind the road from Norris to Madison is closed until the end of the month.

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Thunder thighs hopper sz 10-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
Fat head beetle sz 10-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Fleetle sz 8-12
Bubba's Ant sz 12
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adamas sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
Jake's Hotcake Salmonfly sz 6-8
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10
Zonkers sz 4-8

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/017/14
Not much has changed in the park. The southwest corner will continue to get better with cooler water temperatures. The fish are back in the water but are not running yet. The terrestrial bite has definatley slowed and will taper off in the coming weeks. Look for the mayflies to come off if you get clouds. Fishing should be good sub-surface too swinging soft hackles, streamers, and buggers. Keep in mind the road from Norris to Madison is closed until the end of the month. The northwest has been getting fished pretty hard this summer but continues to fish well. Terrestrials will be a good option in the sun and heat while drakes and smaller mayflies will work with cooler temps and clouds.  

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Thunder thighs hopper sz 10-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
Fat head beetle sz 10-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Fleetle sz 8-12
Bubba's Ant sz 12
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adamas sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
Jake's Hotcake Salmonfly sz 6-8
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10
Zonkers sz 4-8

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/06/14
We have hit some fall weather which means more fishing options in Yellowstone National Park. The waters in the North East corer are back in shape after a couple of days of mud. The terrestrial bite will be a bit slower with the cooler temps but if it warms up then throw them. Look for the mayflies to come off if you get clouds. The south west area of the park is recording water temps in the low 60's and will be dropping with these cooler nights. Fish should be moving back into the Firehole, Madison, and Gibbon rivers. Time to start thinking about swinging soft hackles and streamers for the fish moving up. 

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Thunder thighs hopper sz 10-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
Fat head beetle sz 10-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Fleetle sz 8-12
Bubba's Ant sz 12
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adamas sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
Jake's Hotcake Salmonfly sz 6-8
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10
Zonkers sz 4-8

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 8/27/14
 The fishing in the park is still great! A few cold days and some rain put the rivers off but they are back and fish are hungry. Take a walk through the grass and you will see everything you need to know. Hoppers, ants and beetles in the northwest corner is the ticket if you find the right water. Look for the grassy cut banks, the cutthroats love to wait and ambush any terrestrial falling in. Small attractor mayflies will get fish rising with overcast skies. Still expect to see fellow angler's on the rivers for now and remember to use good river etiquette and the rule of sight if you can.

The Madison drainage water temperatures did drop for a few days when it was cold and rainy but the temps are back up in the high 60's to low 70's. Not a whole lot of fish will be eating in these streams until it cools down for good. We will keep watching those temps and getting ready for the fall!

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Thunder thighs hopper sz 10-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
Fat head beetle sz 10-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Fleetle sz 8-12
Bubba's Ant sz 12
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adamas sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant Softhackle sz 14-18
Jake's Hotcake Salmonfly sz 6-8
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10

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