Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - October 10th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
If we could only get in the Park....... Gov't shutdown continues to frustrate anglers looking to fish the Park waters.  I'm sure it'd be good in there.  Rangers are not to be messed with!  If they catch you entering Park waters from walking up places like the Yellowstone river outside the Park or the Madison from Baker's Hole and entering Park territory, expect a hefty $500 fine and tresspassing violation.  BUNK JUNK!!!!
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - October 1st, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Good luck in entering the Park today!  Gov't shutdown!  "Sorry folks, Park's closed!"  Where's Clark Griswold when you need him????  Let's hope that D.C. can get their S*** together and end this silliness!
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 28th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
What to do on the last weekend in September and you want to fish the Park?  Fishing has been good, but for the next couple days it's going to be blustery out there.  Even up high in the Park, wind is going to be your biggest detractor.  Scattered showers, possibly even some snow squalls.  Better dress the part!  Park waters are running clean.  The Lamar & Soda Butte are in good shape.  Slough too.  Yellowstone in the Park also checks out as good.  Don't expect much in the way of AM action.  It's really turned to an afternoon gig on these parts.  Attractor dries with smaller beadhead droppers are the norm.  Getting deeper may not be a bad call at all.  Over in the NW quadrant, the Firehole report has been solid fishing on dries, especially in the afternoon. BWO's as well as very light tan caddis.  Madison is seeing pretty decent fishing as well and a fair bit of pressure.  There's a few browns "staging" but the main run isn't for a couple weeks yet. 


 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 22nd, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
All clear is the word we have now for Park waters.  Soda Butte is clean.  Slough didnt color up.  The Lamar is not perfect, but it's trying and will be not far behind.  The Gardner is good.  And as we mentioned last, the NW quadrant is coming back on.  The Firehole report was that its weedy, but good fishing on dries.  Madison is seeing pretty decent fishing as well and a fair bit of pressure.  Folks thinking that the fall brown trout run is on may be a touch disappointed as there's a few browns "staging" but the main run isn't for a couple weeks yet.  Fishing remains consistently good on a gamut of terrestrial patterns.  You should really have a good assortment of hoppers, crickets, ants, and beetles to throw.  Some of these Park cutty's are getting pretty darn wiley!  One good drift and they come to inspect, don't throw again-- change it up!  Sometimes that's the only way to get 'em to eat.  With the clouds, we are starting to see a bit more in the way of bugs.  Granted, it's not a lingering hatch by any means but a few baetis, a few grey drakes, some psuedos.... makes for throwing an array of parachute mayfly patterns acceptable and fish will respond.



 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 19th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Uh Oh!  Heavy rains have the Soda Butte and Lamar systems fubar.  Lamar has jumped 5X it's most recent flows.  Muddy is putting it mildly!  Heard reports that the Grand Canyon on the Yellowstone is also tossing it's cookies.  Gardner is too. So, options have become a bit more limited..... Slough creek remains fishable.  Upper Gardner basin above Sheepeater may be worthy of checking.  And it's going to be on the way to the Gibbon as well as Firehole and Madison areas.  Not ideal as water temps are still up there in this quandrant, but that's where to head for clean (enough) water. Fishing remains consistently good on a gamut of terrestrial patterns.  You should really have a good assortment of hoppers, crickets, ants, and beetles to throw.  Some of these Park cutty's are getting pretty darn wiley!  One good drift and they come to inspect, don't throw again-- change it up!  Sometimes that's the only way to get 'em to eat.  With the clouds, we are starting to see a bit more in the way of bugs.  Granted, it's not a lingering hatch by any means but a few baetis, a few grey drakes, some psuedos.... makes for throwing an array of parachute mayfly patterns acceptable and fish will respond.



 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 4th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Clear everywhere and fishing good.  Late day T-storms that hit the Paradise Valley area did not have the same effect on the Park.  In fact, it's been rather nice on the rivers here.  A bit cooler.  And some clouds.  Park trout Likey!!  Fshing remains consistently good on a gamut of terrestrial patterns.  You should really have a good assortment of hoppers, crickets, ants, and beetles to throw.  Some of these Park cutty's are getting pretty darn wiley!  One good drift and they come to inspect, don't throw again-- change it up!  Sometimes that's the only way to get 'em to eat.  With the clouds, we are starting to see a bit more in the way of bugs.  Granted, it's not a lingering hatch by any means but a few baetis, a few grey drakes, some psuedos.... makes for throwing an array of parachute mayfly patterns acceptable and fish will respond.