Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - June 8th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 72 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Sunny weather back on tap and looking to stick around for at least a couple more days.  Good to great conditions will bring PMDs daily to the Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison.  Followed by caddis.  These 2 species (general) are bringing fish to the surface when bugs are present on the water.   Upper Firehole is seeing things kicking off mid-AM and depending upon clouds and/or rain, kind of rolling from there through the day.  Afternoon hours on the Maddy steadily intensifies through the evening hours with the caddis.  Gibbon is seeing a smattering of PMDs, caddis, as well.

Other areas of consideration: the Gardner river is in prime, clean shape.  Running a bit high and fast, the pocket water is your best bets. Dry fly reports are spotty.  Nymph rigs under an indy are producing however.  With the sun and heat returning, the Lamar is spiking upwards again.  The window of decent fishing here is likely gone for a bit.  Have not had direct contact with any Slough reports so can't say much there.  Obsidian creek, Indian Creek and the way upper Gardner are in good shape.  So, again, with the sun/warmth- shift if going to head back toward N-NW side of the Park areas.  NE corner is going to return to runoff.

Feel free to stop by the shop for updates as well as licenses, gear, and a great Park fly selection.  We are open 7 days a week.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - May 24th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Cool, wet, and rainy weather continuing to keep fishing conditions in the good to great range! What you might expect:  Firehole, Gibbon, Madison in the Park.  PMDs are coming on pretty strong.  Followed by caddis.  Slammin Sammy's (salmonflies) are in the Firehole Canyon as are goldenstones.  And reports have been that fish are on them.  Upper Firehole is seeing things kicking off mid-AM and depending upon clouds and/or rain, kind of rolling from there through the day.  Afternoon hours on the Maddy steadily intensifies through the evening hours with the caddis.  Gibbon is seeing a smattering of PMDs, caddis, as well.

Other areas of consideration: with the cooler weather, theres a decent chance that the Soda Butte may be fishable.  Not so sure on the Lamar, but it's a maybe.  The Stone in Paradise Valley is right on that edge, so why not the Lamar?  Gardener river is another to check too.

Feel free to stop by the shop for updates as well as licenses, gear, and a great Park fly selection.  We are open 7 days a week.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - May 24th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 62 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Opening Day is tomorrow!  We are excited to be kicking off yet another fishing season in the Park.  It looks to be a great start.  Yes, it's been wet around here.  Has it been snowing in the Park, ummm, yeah.  But- looking like the sun is coming out and good conditions through the next several days.

What you might expect:  Firehole, Gibbon, Madison in the Park.  Peeps.  Yes, there is always a contingency of Park Afficionados who love to be here opening weekend!  That said, there's space for all.  Baetis should be in prime action.  Followed by possibility of caddis.  Chances are that nymphing will reign top dog to start, but by mid afternoon the hatch will be coming on and either swung flies or dries will pick up where the nymphing started.

Other areas of consideration: with the cooler weather, theres a decent chance that the Soda Butte may be fishable.  Not so sure on the Lamar, but it's a maybe.  The Stone in Paradise Valley is right on that edge, so why not the Lamar?  Gardener river is another to check too.

Feel free to stop by the shop for updates as well as licenses, gear, and a great Park fly selection.  We are open 7 days a week.

 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - March 19th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Rain and/or snow
  • 20 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
All Park Waters are closed to fishing until Sat May 25, 2013!
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - March 1st, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 38 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
All Park Waters are closed to fishing until Sat May 25, 2013!
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - October 31st, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The next several days mark the last days that interior roads are Park are open for the year AND the YNP fishing season.  The fishing season wraps up Sunday Nov 4th.  And, Starting Monday Nov 5 at 8:00AM, roads will be shut down except for the North Entrance at Gardiner to the NE Entrance at Cooke City.  This road remains open year round.  Better get your Park fish-on right now! Anglers are finding good success in a number of locations now.  Highlights are likely to be the Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison in the Park.  Followed by the Gardner river.   For the lake run browns that some are coming out of Hebgen, staying deep and under and indicator continues to be one of the best means for hooking up.  Stripping streamers or swinging oversize softhackle type flies is also catching on.