Posts Category: Fishing Reports

Yellowstone River Update August 25th, 2018

Aug
25
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Update August 25th, 2018The Yellowstone River continues to fish well! Flows are down to 2,540 cfs near Corwin Springs and 2,720 cfs in Livingston. With lower water, look to identify deep seams of faster moving water to hold trout. Reading water for structure below faster...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Update August 19th, 2018

Aug
19
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Update August 19th, 2018Fishing has been great the last week. As school is beginning, most people are back home and preparing for the school year, which is taking some of the pressure off of the river. Temperatures have been back in the 80s this week and water temps have...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Update August 12th, 2018

Aug
12
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Update August 12th, 2018The Yellowstone River is in great shape after a serious heat wave. Temperatures in the upper 90s all week have put a bit of a damper on fishing the afternoons, however the morning bite has continued to produce fish. Flows at Corwin Springs are steady at...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Update August 3rd, 2018

Aug
3
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Update August 3rd, 2018Water remains clear as the Yellowstone River continues to fish well here in the first week of August. This mornings flows came in at 4,260 at Corwin and 5,090 in Livingston. Despite significantly lower flows than we have had, please be careful in the...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Update July 14, 2018

Jul
14
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Fishing Report, July 14, 2018The Yellowstone River still has a little time before it is really back into prime shape. Crowds seem to be down following the holiday week as well as the passing of the salmonfly hatch. Flows out of Yellowstone Lake are almost below 5,000 cfs which...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Update July 6, 2018

Jul
6
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Report July 6, 2018It has been a busy week on the Yellowstone river. Sunny days and the holidays put many people on the water to fish as well as pleasure float. Although the river hasn't cleared up, it is dropping and beginning to look more and more green each day. We are still...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Update July 1, 2018

Jul
1
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yellowstone River Report: July 1, 2018The Yellowstone River has been dropping considerably as of late and we're getting a lot of questions when we think it will be game on. In the last week, we have seen significant improvements in water level and clarity. Despite a general lack of clarity(8...

Read more »

Local River Fishing Report June 23, 2018

Jun
23
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

When fishing in heavily traficked areas in Yellowstone National Park, be prepared to fish for an audience! Here Doyt Con Jr. is seen fishing with a few park tourists in tow.Yellowstone River: The Yellowstone River has seen a significant drop since we last posted a fishing report. The river is...

Read more »

Madison River Fishing Report June 7, 2018

Jun
6
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Madison River has started to clear and the fishing is picking up. The past few evenings there have been solid caddis hatches on the upper stretches of river near 3$ Bridge and Reynolds Pass. Fish are rising to opportunity, but was not super consistent yesterday evening. The hatch began...

Read more »

Missouri River Report, May 17, 2018

May
17
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

With the Yellowstone River on the rise and dirty, to accommodate we have had our annual trips to the Missouri river. Multiple day trips are kicking off out of Craig and the fishing has been good! The Mo is high, but water clarity is good and the fish are eating subsurface. Matson's mom, Susie...

Read more »

Yellowstone-Madison River Fishing Report May 4, 2018

May
4
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Yellowstone river is continuing to rise and get dirty as runoff seems to have kicked into gear, although it is still fishing. Current visibility on the Yellowstone is about a foot maybe less by the time this report is finished! Caddis, March Browns, and Blue Winged Olives have been seen on...

Read more »

Happy New Year

Jan
3
2018

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Happy New Year. Yes, it’s a bit wintery here! Wishing we were somewhere warm, a bit of sand between the toes and a tropical rum drink in hand? Yep. Is it going to happen? Probably not. Think I’ll just read about it in the new issue of the Drake and be spending a lot of time at the fly...

Read more »

That’s a Wrap

Oct
30
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Halloween is tomorrow and today’s looking like that last day of the season. Feeling fortunate tha I’ve been closing out the year with these guys for over a dozen years in a row. Tradition. And it doesn’t look like things will change anytime soon. Already booked for next year. Same time,...

Read more »

Some days on the River it’s Not About the Fish

Oct
13
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Happy Friday the 13th. Glad this young bull moose decided to stay right where he was! We were on the Upper Madison somewhere around Varney Bridge and coming out of a sidechannel with a fast, narrow chute of water that squirted us literally right in front of this guy. Fishing has been tough...

Read more »

Yellowstone Fishing Report for early October

Oct
2
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Max Yzaguirre Sr showing us how to get things done in early October! Finally a bit of a break from the wet and cold dreariness is taking place. Low pressure, rain and snow are being replaced with high pressure, sun, and relative warmth once again. And it’s a welcome change! I can’t recall...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Fishing Report for 9-19-2017

Sep
19
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Feels like fall has decided to make its presence known. Heck, maybe even early winter! Gone are the days of fishing without waders and a good jacket. Might not see them again until next year. Sunny, warm weather has been replaced by overcast skies, cold temps and snow, especially in the...

Read more »

Early September Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Sep
9
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Early September fishing in the Yellowstone - shorts, sandals, and sunscreen still a daily mantra. Change? Guessing sometime soon. A few of the riverside cottonwoods are showing a little tinge of what may be coming ahead. A few branches here-there with some color other than green. We love...

Read more »

Labor Day Looming

Aug
30
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The end of summer? Think not. Labor Day week may signify that all the kid’s are back in school. And August is one for the books. But its not the end of summer.... It’ll be a few weeks for that yet! We’re continuing to see some fun fishing in the area. One of our favorite places is...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Fishing Report for August 18, 2917

Aug
18
2017

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

A good week on the Stone shaping up. Upper valley dry fly activity has been good to excellent with a lot of quality fish looking up for a meal. Terrestrial bugs are definitely the show stoppers and will likely continue to be for at least the next several weeks. As August slips to September...

Read more »

More Yellowstone River Sections Opened Up to Use

Sep
16
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

  Hot off the press from Montana FWP, more Yellowstone River sections are open to use as of this morning.  Previous announcements late last week had the waters from Carbella to Point of Rocks FAS re-opened and folks have been steadily coming by the flyshop with requests to know if more...

Read more »

Fall Weather!

Sep
13
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

  The Yellowstone River from the Point of Rock FAS to the Highway 89 Bridge FAS is still currently closed. Above Point of Rocks FAS and below Highway 89 Bridge FAS the river is open to all recreational activity. The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks and all of the Yellowstone Tributaries except...

Read more »

Not the Yellowstone, but Pretty Damn Good

Sep
1
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

 K. Brougher getting things done on the Madison this week.  Yellowstone river closure still has us and other Paradise Valley/Livingston outfitters and fly shops heading "over the hill" on days to float fish with guests.  Other than the first day or so of the closure, it really...

Read more »

Late July Fishing Report

Jul
24
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

As we move through the end of July and into August we again are looking at some pretty skinny water along with rising water temps. Water in Livingston has hit 70 degrees two out of the last 3 days. It has stayed a few degrees cooler in the upper valley and above Yankee Jim Canyon.  The...

Read more »

Area Update and Fishing Report

Jun
9
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Whoa! It's been a little since we posted anything so here is a quick update on what's happening in SW Montana and in Yellowstone National Park! The National Park opener was great. Lots of anglers out but lots of fish to be had. The Madison, Firehole and Gibbon were the places to be. Since then...

Read more »

There are still options!

May
11
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

That's right! Even though the Yellowstone is out of order, that doesn't mean we are done fishing! The spring creeks have been fishing great with Baetis in the afternoon. Midges before and after. Better bug action on the overcast days. The few private lakes in the area will also be good options with...

Read more »

Time for Bugs!

Apr
26
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Lamar and Soda Butte have leveled off the last few days and we should start to see some better clarity to our river. Even now you will be able to catch fish. The Caddis have been thickest near the Carters Bridge and Pine Creek access sites. The bugs may taper off a little with the cooler...

Read more »

Get while the gettin's good!

Apr
20
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

If you can afford to get out today or tomorrow on the Yellowstone, do it! The Caddis have started to go on lower portions of the river especially in and around Livingston. The problem are these hot days. The snow is starting to melt rapidly, especially when temps reach into the 70's. The Lamar...

Read more »

It's not all bad. Where would you fish?

Apr
12
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Yes we have had some warm weather and the Yellowstone gained some (well a lot) of color to it the last few days but that doesn't mean fishing is off! We just have to work a little harder for fishable water. The places to look for now are mouths of creeks and streams that are still running...

Read more »

Make it Count!

Apr
5
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

It's April which means unpredictable weather and great fishing opportunities. We have a little more than a month (hopefully) until the high elevation snow starts to melt and render the Yellowstone out of service for a bit so make your fishing days count! Out fishing this past week you can tell...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Feb
29
2016

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

We hope everyone has been enjoying these winter months and looking forward to an exciting spring! First off if you haven't renewed your fishing license, do so now. The one purchased last year expires today! Make sure to check out the new pricing and fishing regulations for the 2016 season. A good...

Read more »

Catch more trout (also enjoy the awesome fall scenery)!

Oct
17
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

If the native Mountain White Fish have taken a liking to you this fall first, take a deep breath. This is their spawning time and they are very active and will eat everything. Second, take the bobber off. Any bead-head nymph dead drifted is going to get absolutely crushed by white fish this...

Read more »

Fishing this weekend? Here is what you need to know.

Oct
8
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

If you thinking about heading out this weekend for some fall fishing here is what you need to know.   The weather is looking to be a bit warmer than usual starting Friday and into Saturday. Bright sun and hot temps will put fish down and the bugs will be less active. You may see some...

Read more »

Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Oct
3
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Yellowstone River is seeing some really awesome BWO hatches mid afternoon around 2:00PM with this cloudy weather! Tomorrow is supposed to be the same as today (cold and rainy) so expect the hatch. The next few days are supposed to have mostly sunny skies so you may not see as many bugs....

Read more »

Fall on the Spring Creek

Sep
25
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

We have seen some tough fishing the last few days with the unseasonably warm and sunny weather. Things should get back in shape pretty soon as we look forward to cooler, wetter weather early next week. Angler's have still had success on midge larva, pupa, and adult patterns. Baetis nymphs will...

Read more »

The Yellowstone River

Sep
25
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Yellowstone River is still running clear and low. Water temperatures are still looking good through this week even though it has been pretty warm(even hot) and sunny. Most of the reports are of okay to slower fishing but we have had a few really good days on the upper stretches with...

Read more »

September Fishing on the Yellowstone River

Aug
30
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

September is here and we feel very lucky this year to still have good fishing in our backyard. Mother Nature gave us a scare this spring with a shorter runoff but due to numerous rain showers and storms, our water has kept cool and fishing has been pretty good. A big thank you to all of our...

Read more »

Terrestrial's, Nocturnal Stone's, Trico's and Drake's

Aug
25
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

We were greeted at the shop this morning by a small cluster of Trico's, (see the three tails)? Just one of the options for you out on the river right now. The Yellowstone River has been fishing pretty well this last week. Very good dry fly action on the Nocturnal Stone imitations east of...

Read more »

Cooler Weather...

Aug
19
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Burrrr.... Summer gone? Not a chance but the cooler temps this last week sure made us bundle up. The weather definitely has put a slow down to the hopper and terrestrial action in the morning. Once things heat up those bugs get going and will get some action. The Yellowstone River has been...

Read more »

And So It Goes...

Aug
10
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Late last week rain and storms put our river out of commission. It looks to be the same today. These pictures were taken up at Gardner this AM and show that water clarity is not great. Fortunately the river is clearing, but very slowly! The weather man is calling for drier conditions for the week...

Read more »

Terrestrial Time!

Aug
4
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

That's right, terrestrial time! Here in the Yellowstone Valley and up into Yellowstone National Park the terrestrials have been the flies to fish. Small hoppers, ants, and beetles will do the trick on most rivers and streams where you see these bugs present. The tan hoppers sizes 10-14 have...

Read more »

Another Big Bug!

Jul
27
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

People ask, "Why can you fish the Chubby Chernobyl a majority of the summer and have success on it?" Our answer is this picture right here. Long after the Goldens, Salmon flies, and Sallies are gone, this guy (yes this is a male, although he is missing his rear end) appear at the end of July...

Read more »

Can't Always Get What You Want.....

Jul
24
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

We knew it had to be coming.....  And that mud from the Park has finally shown.  With the strength of the weather systems we were faced with yesterday, we may have a couple days of this.  Today's photo is from the Flying Pig Adventure Company's back deck overlooking the river...

Read more »

River is Clean

Jul
23
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

  Despite the Booming thunderstorm that hit the upper valley area yesterday, the Yellowstone remains in plenty fishable shape today.  Had report from Gardiner first thing this morning- before I even had morning coffee- that things looked A-OK up top.  No mud in...

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report, July 20, 2015

Jul
20
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

It has been a week of trial, error, and success out there on the Yellowstone River. We have had a few mud plugs to fish around last week but the water is looking great today. Water temps are in the mid 60's and it looks as if the water will hold in the mid to upper 60's until the end of the week....

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report, July 13, 2015

Jul
13
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The rain and cooler temperatures last week really had a positive effect on the Yellowstone river. Yes we did have a week trying to find fish-able water in-between sections of mud but things are looking even better for the future. Water temps near Livingston are hovering around 63 degrees today...

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report, July, 6 2015

Jul
6
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July! Why not kick off the month with a good old 65 mile mud plug? Well unfortunately that is what we are seeing today as we look out on to the river. The rain yesterday bumped flows on the Gardner and the Yellowstone is unfishable from Gardner to...

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report June 23, 2015

Jun
23
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Yellowstone is still fishing very well as we are seeing a lot of bugs out on the river. To name a few, Salmon Flies (In and above Yankee Jim Canyon), Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones, Caddis, PMD's, and Green Drakes. The Yellow Sallies, Golden's and Caddis, span the entire valley and...

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report June 18, 2015

Jun
18
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

The Yellowstone has been dropping into shape the last few days. The Water is green and it looks very good. We had a little mud plug yesterday due to some rain in the park but it is clear of the valley now. The big Salmon flies have been spotted by the 26 mile boat launch. Fish are eating...

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report, June 12, 2015

Jun
10
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Still waiting on the Yellowstone. Flows are staying consistent in the 8000-9000 cfs range at Corwin Springs above Yankee Jim Canyon. Flows are even higher in the valley and towards Livingston. Clarity is very poor. The smaller tributaries are clearing each day and may drop into shape...

Read more »

Yellowstone Area Fishing Report June 6, 2015

Jun
6
2015

Posted & filed under Fishing Reports.

Runoff time for the Yellowstone! We are in it now. High muddy water looks to be the river conditions for the next couple of weeks. We will keep you posted once things start to look fishy again! Fishing on the Spring Creeks has slowed a little this last week due to bright sun and hot...

Read more »

Streamflows

Stream Flows

(cfs): 959
34.88 F°
(cfs): 1320
32 F°
n/a
32 F°
(cfs): Ice
31.82 F°
(cfs): Ice
(cfs): 105
(cfs): 164
(cfs): Ice
(cfs): Ice
32 F°