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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 13th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Water levels are low for sure, and both the air & water temps are definitely on the cooling off side of things.   But, you should be able to find fish eating. It's getting pretty technical from the standpoint that fish can see you from a longs ways off.  You need to be sneaky! Go slow be stealthy in your approach, positioning, and presentation! You know how to catch a unique fish? You nique up on them.... Corny? Yes, but true!  Terrestrials like hoppers, ants, beetles, and crickets are a mainstay.  Don't neglect however that we are seeing  grey drakes, baetis, and caddis adding to the mix!   

Which location to go to?  Slough has been good but really low and slow water up in the meadows.  Not a bad idea to "reverse think" the folks at the trailhead.  Instead of going up to the meadows, go down. Fish below the campground down to the confluence with the Lamar!  Heard parachute Adams worked awesome the other day.  As for the Lamar itself- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....  Above the confluence with the Soda Butte, there are good pools to be found all with nice Cutties willing to rise.  On Soda Butte- finding water with meaningful depth and structure has been the key.  Seems a lot has been scoured out.  But there's still good stuff there.  Other ideas???  Not a bad idea to cruise the Gibbon or even parts of the Fire Hole.  Waters there should be cooling off again! Also an excellent time to see Elk in Rut and bugling throughout the Park!  Regardless of where you angle- enjoy!


Flies du Jour:
Morrish Hopper in tan, golden, or pink
Pav's Yellowstoner in blue
Purple Bruce
Al's Glommer
JC Special
Nymen's DOA Callibaetis cripple in big sizes is a great Grey Drake!
Green Paradrake
Bloom's Hi-vis Cricket
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly fishing needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 9th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Longer nights, shorter days.  That's how September is rolling in!    Typical NE area is still THE place to be.  Water temps are definitely on the cooling off side of things.  Water levels are low.  But, you should be able to find fish eating. Go slow and do the sneak  on them. you know how to catch a unique fish? You nique up on them. Terrestrials like hoppers, ants, beetles, and crickets are a mainstay.  Don't neglect however that we are seeing PMDs still and there will be grey drakes, baetis, and caddis adding to the mix!    Nocturnal stones are also very much a big deal right now.

Which location to go to?  Slough has been good but getting hit pretty hard.  Not a bad idea to "reverse think" the folks at the trailhead.  Instead of going up to the meadows, go down. Fish below the campground down to the confluence with the Lamar!  Heard parachute Adams worked awesome the other day.  As for the Lamar itself- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....  Above the confluence with the Soda Butte, there are good pools to be found all with nice Cutties willing to rise.  On Soda Butte- finding water with meaningful depth and structure has been the key.  Seems a lot has been scoured out.  But there's still good stuff there.  Other ideas???  Upper Gardner Hole, Wintergreen Creek, Couger Creek, and Blacktail all are great brookie water and likely to not have the angler pressure that the big 3 get. Also an excellent time to see Elk in Rut and bugling!!


Flies du Jour:
Morrish Hopper in tan, golden, or pink
Pav's Yellowstoner in blue
Purple Bruce
Al's Glommer
JC Special
Nymen's DOA Callibaetis cripple in big sizes is a great Grey Drake!
Green Paradrake
Bloom's Hi-vis Cricket
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly fishing needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 1st, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Longer nights, shorter days.  That's how September is rolling in!    Typical NE area is still THE place to be.  Water temps are definitely on the cooling off side of things.  Water levels are low.  But, you should be able to find fish eating. Go slow and do the sneak  on them. you know how to catch a unique fish? You nique up on them. Terrestrials like hoppers, ants, beetles, and crickets are a mainstay.  Don't neglect however that we are seeing PMDs still and there will be grey drakes, baetis, and caddis adding to the mix!    Nocturnal stones are also very much a big deal right now.

Which location to go to?  Slough has been good but getting hit pretty hard.  Not a bad idea to "reverse think" the folks at the trailhead.  Instead of going up to the meadows, go down. Fish below the campground down to the confluence with the Lamar!  Heard parachute Adams worked awesome the other day.  As for the Lamar itself- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....  Above the confluence with the Soda Butte, there are good pools to be found all with nice Cutties willing to rise.  On Soda Butte- finding water with meaningful depth and structure has been the key.  Seems a lot has been scoured out.  But there's still good stuff there.  Other ideas???  Upper Gardner Hole, Wintergreen Creek, Couger Creek, and Blacktail all are great brookie water and likely to not have the angler pressure that the big 3 get. Also an excellent time to see Elk in Rut and bugling!!


Flies du Jour:
Morrish Hopper in tan, golden, or pink
Pav's Yellowstoner in blue
Purple Bruce
Al's Glommer
JC Special
Nymen's DOA Callibaetis cripple in big sizes is a great Grey Drake!
Green Paradrake
Bloom's Hi-vis Cricket
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly fishing needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 1st, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Longer nights, shorter days.  That's how September is rolling in!  A nice little cooling off here today after a rainstorm last night.  WE need it.  Typical NE area is still THE place to be.  Water temps are definitely on the cooling off side of things.  Water levels are low.  But, you should be able to find fish eating. Terrestrials like hoppers, ants, beetles, and crickets are a mainstay.  Don't neglect however that we are seeing PMDs still and there will be grey drakes, baetis, and caddis adding to the mix!    Nocturnal stones are also very much a big deal right now.

Which location to go to?  Slough has been good but getting hit pretty hard.  Not a bad idea to "reverse think" the folks at the trailhead.  Instead of going up to the meadows, go down. Fish below the campground down to the confluence with the Lamar!  Heard parachute Adams worked awesome the other day.  As for the Lamar itself- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....  Above the confluence with the Soda Butte, there are good pools to be found all with nice Cutties willing to rise.  On the Butte- finding water with meaningful depth and structure has been the key.  Seems a lot has been scoured out.  But there's still good stuff there.  Other ideas???  Upper Gardner Hole, Wintergreen Creek, Couger Creek, and Blacktail all are grreat brookie water and likely to not have the angler pressure that the big 3 get.  Just saying.


Flies du Jour:
Morrish Hopper in tan, golden, or pink
Pav's Yellowstoner in blue
Purple Bruce
Al's Glommer
JC Special
Nymen's DOA Callibaetis cripple in big sizes is a great Grey Drake!
Green Paradrake
Bloom's Hi-vis Cricket
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 21st, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Very respectable fishing in the Park for the middle of August.  Typical NE area is still THE place to be.  Although all the rivers are getting low and to some degree warm in water temps.  You should be able to find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc.    Hoppers & other terrestrials are definitely going and any the fish arekeying in on them. Nocturnal stones are also very much a big deal right now.

Which location to go to?  Slough has been good but getting hit pretty hard.  Not a bad idea to "reverse think" the folks at the trailhead.  Instead of going up to the meadows, go down. Fish below the campground down to the confluence with the Lamar!  Heard parachute Adams worked awesome the other day.  As for the Lamar itself- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....  Above the confluence with the Soda Butte, there are good pools to be found all with nice Cutties willing to rise.  On the Butte- finding water with meaningful depth and structure has been the key.  Seems a lot has been scoured out.  But there's still good stuff there.  Other ideas???  Upper Gardner Hole, Wintergreen Creek, Couger Creek, and Blacktail all are grreat brookie water and likely to not have the angler pressure that the big 3 get.  Just saying.

A little cooler weather is on its way for the middle of the week. a high of 68 and 50% chance of showers on wed. the 15th, no mud please... 

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer (oops! Matson said keep this one a secret,to late now!
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 13th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to very good reports coming from the Park as of late.  The mud situation on the Lamar and Soda Butte has cleared over the weekend and both locations are fishing quite well. It doesn't sound like we updated this report but this happened last week as well. You should be able to find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc.  It's all a matter of timing!  Slough creek has been very good as well. Some days tons of anglers, others not nearly so much. Those willing to hike will reap the benies! Hoppers are going and actually present in any kind of numbers for the fish to actually start keying in on them.

A little cooler weather is on its way for the middle of the week. a high of 68 and 50% chance of showers on wed. the 15th, no mud please... 

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer (oops! Matson said keep this one a secret,to late now!
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.