Yellowstone River Fishing Report September 7th, 2019
We've got a dirty river! Steer clear of the upper and mid valley stretches today and the following days. We had solid rain throughout the day yesterday both here in Paradise Valley as well as in Yellowstone National Park. Fishing east of Livingston will certainly be the best bet if you are looking to get out there today. Although it is not dirty in Livingston yet, it will be soon. There was a whole lot of mud coming down river this morning but it seems to be less muddy now than it was this morning. The Lamar river has a steady rise in the graph so we can expect the mud to remain in the system for some time. Likewise the Gardner River went up as well. We will keep you updated as we know more.
More sad news for the river, with cold weather in the forecast we can expect the hopper season to be on the downward slope. We have had and absolutely fabulous hopper season this year and we hope that you all were able to get out and take advantage of it! While there will still be some hanging around, you can expect that most of those adults are going to find their way underground and go dormant until next season. Should still be ants, beetles, and crickets around, however sparingly. Start resorting back to smaller attractor flies like Royal Wullfs, Stimulators, PMX, Parachute Adams and smaller Chubby Chernobyls. We should be seeing Blue Winged Olives as things begin to cool off so definitely be on the lookout for mayflies on the water.
We will keep you updated on the rivers status as it drops back into shape. For now, to play things safe, we'd recommend heading east and beating the mud. Feel free to call if you have any other questions.