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Yellowstone River - January 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 32 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 01/13/2015
Winter fishing on the Stone can be a real hit or miss situation.  Not to say it's  a bad choice, it's not at all.  It's the wind situation that will dictate.  We like winter fishing mostly in the areas below where the Paradise Spring Creeks come in.  The water is a touch warmer here and there's a lot less ice built up. Ideal conditions would be mostly overcast with light & variable winds.  Being honest, good luck with that...  Anything from sunny to downright dumping snow is acceptable. Just drop the wind.  If you find yourself without the seemingly ever present winter wind, nymphing the deeper runs that have good off-speed water, you should find the fish podded up pretty well.  Be slow and methodical with your presentations and you should find a bend to your rod fairly consistently.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
San Juans in red, pink, flesh
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20


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Gallatin River - January 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 30 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/13/2015
The Gallatin is a good bet for winter fishing.  You'll want to focus primarily on the waters below where the West Fork comes in at the Big Sky Spur Rd and downstream a bit as the spring fed water that comes into the river through this area keeps the river more ice free than other parts.  Other areas to hit will be from Axtell Bridge (Gallatin Gateway) upstream  through the Gallatin River Canyon.  Look for the slow, off speed deep holding water and be very diligent.  The water is very cold and the fish will not move far to eat a fly.  That being said, winter fishing on the Gallatin can at times be outstanding!  Midge,  Baetis and small mayfly attractors nymphs as well as Pat's Rubberleg stoneflies in various colors, San Juans, and small egg paterns will be your best bets. Fishing has been best starting late morning into the afternoon. Look for cloudy conditions for the best fishing.

Recommended Flies

Parachute Adams sz 16-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-18
Sparkle Spinner BWO sz 18-22
3 Dollar Dip sz 16-20
Shop Vac sz 16-20
Short Wing Emerger BWO sz 16-20
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Lightning Bugs sz 16-18
Pat's Rubberlegs sz 10-14
Slumpbusters sz 8-10
Zonkers sz 4-8
McCunes Sculpin sz 6
JJ Special sz 6-10

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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - November 4th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Snow
  • 25 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone National Park Fishing is now closed until the 3rd Sat in May, 2015

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Yellowstone River - October 23rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 10/23/14
The last week or so we have been experiencing bright sun with unusually warm weather and a heck of a lot of wind. The forcast for the weekend looks good though. Saturday may be a bit warm but Sunday is calling for cooler more fall-like weather. Baetis patterns in adults and emergers will be good patterns to have when the hatch happens. We have been hearing reports of fish being taken on streamers as well but the angler's really have to work for these fish. The key to streamers is change it up. Experiment with different colors and retrive patterns until you find one that works. The nymph rig will also get you some fish. Dead drift your favorite streamer with a midge larva dropper.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Bow River Bugger sz 4-8
JJ Special sz 4-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
Lightning bugs sz 16-18
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20


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Gallatin River - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 57 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/11/14
The Gallatin has been fishing pretty good the last few days. Baetis and small mayfly attractors will be your best bet on top. Sub-surface tactics will also produce a number of good fish. Streamers, baetis nymphs, buggers, and midge larva are all good flies to use under the indicator or swung. Fishing has been best late morning into the afternoon. Look for cloudy conditions for the best fishing.

Recommended Flies

Parachute Adams sz 16-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-18
Sparkle Spinner BWO sz 18-22
3 Dollar Dip sz 16-20
Shop Vac sz 16-20
Short Wing Emerger BWO sz 16-20
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Lightning Bugs sz 16-18
Pat's Rubberlegs sz 10-14
Slumpbusters sz 8-10
Zonkers sz 4-8
McCunes Sculpin sz 6
JJ Special sz 6-10

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