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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - October 8th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Park 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 and Slough/Lamar.  Fall baetis are on tap.  So are October Caddis in some areas.  Followed by midges as well.  With the downright cold weather we just experienced as well as the snow that has fallen in the Park, places like the Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison are fishing well.  Lamar/Slough are definitely slowing way down.  And the Gardner is good as the fall browns are running in from the Yellowstone River there in Gardiner.  Likely means for catching fish are nymphing in the morning hours until the hatch gets going around midday.  Then switching to dries when you see heads showing.  For the lake run browns that some are starting to report on 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.

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 M-Sat 8-5:00 & 8-4:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 30th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Not much else to report from last time.  Water levels are really getting low.  The air & water temps are definitely on the cool side as well.   There are good fish to be had. 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! Terrestrials like ants, beetles, and crickets are still catching fish.  Don't neglect however that we are seeing more grey drakes, baetis, and caddis adding to the mix!   

Which location to go to?  NE Corner anglers are still plying their wares on Slough, Soda Butte, and the Lamar.  As for any of those locations- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....    Not a bad idea to cruise the Gibbon or even parts of the Fire Hole.  Waters there should be cooling off again! Had a report that during the cloudy day we had earlier in the week that there were good baetis on the Firehole and that fish were up eating. Also an excellent time to see Elk in Rut and bugling throughout the Park!  Regardless of where you angle- enjoy!


Flies du Jour:

JC Special
Nymen's DOA Callibaetis cripple in big sizes is a great Grey Drake!
CDC Green Paradrake
Bloom's Hi-vis Cricket
Royal Wulff
BWO Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair 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 M-Sat 8-5:00 & 8-4:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 22nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Water levels continue to drop, how low can we go, and both the air & water temps are definitely on the cool side now.   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! Terrestrials like ants, beetles, and crickets are still catching fish.  Don't neglect however that we are seeing more 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 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.