Fall Fishing

Brian and Bond with a nice brown from the Valley...

We’ve had some crazy weather to say the least this Fall.  Along with the snow storms there has been a fair amount of wind and the water temps have been chilly.  That being said there has still been some dry fly action out there in certain spots, mostly foam eddies where baetis are collecting if the wind doesn’t blow them all away.  The streamer bite has been picking up slowly and the chance for a big brown is there, although at times it feels like they are doing a good job at hiding.  With warmer temps, clouds, and a more steady forecast this week looks as good as any.  Give us a call for the latest report or to book a trip.  1-406-222-7130.

Riley with a hen, the browns are starting to show a little color... photo: John Bond

Jed and Jack Anbender enjoying the weekend...

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Clarity Report

Dean Poli with a thick one... Photo: Todd Barber

Despite some recent rain the Yellowstone has remained clear and has been fishing reasonably well.  Wind has been preventing some otherwise great potential for dry fly fishing with parachute adams, purple haze, and other baetis imitations.  If you are lucky enough to fish on a calm/cloudy day be sure to bring your dry fly rod.  Otherwise people have been having success fishing nymphs and streamers.  The streamer bite seems to be heating up, we expect a lucky angler to catch a big one in the next couple weeks.   Fall foliage is starting to look nice.  Give us a call for a clarity report or to book a trip.  406-222-7130.

John Bond with a hoagie... Photo: Holden Russell

Clarity on the Yellowstone today, (Sat 10/5) - clear

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Clarity Report

Jed and John Redpath at it again...

The Gardiner river came up just slightly during the recent storm but the clarity has come back on Yellowstone and it is back to fishing well.  The streamer bite could be better but anglers who have committed to fishing streamers have caught some nice fish.  Baetis have been out on the water, and fish have been rising accordingly wherever the currents meet up.  Nymphing has been working well but a lot of whitefish have been getting caught so it might make sense to stick with streamers or dries if you are after trout.  Give us a call for the latest report or to book a trip!  1-406-222-7130.

Kristen Christensen with a nice brown! Photo: JB

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Clarity Report

Michael Shepard and Marcus McGuire with a toad. Photo: Craig Smith

The rain from last week did make the river dirty last weekend but it is shaping up nicely and back to green for now.  The Shield’s was especially dirty Sunday morning, but even that cleared up quickly and is back to normal.  We do have more rain in the forecast however this Thursday and Friday so we will see what happens.  Some nice browns are starting to get caught.  Give us a call to book a trip or for the latest report!  1-406-222-7130.

Clarity in town Monday 9/23 7:45 AM

Mike Norris and JB with a nice Valley brown... Photo: Sammy Norris

Sammy Norris with a nice native. Photo: John Bond

Mike Norris and John Bond with another Valley fish... Photo: Sammy Norris

If the river does get muddy again local lakes are fishing well too...

Holden Russell with a solid brown... Photo: JB

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Fall Fishing

Jed and Fred, enough said! Photo: Kelvin Gee

There is some good dry fly fishing to be had out there on the Yellowstone.  Hoppers are still working although the bite has slowed down significantly, especially on the cloudy/cooler days.  Fall baetis have started, flying ants blanketed the river on Saturday, and we’ve heard there have been some hecuba out there as well.  Nymphing has still been working well and the streamer bite is slowly starting to warm up.  Tuesday is looking a little windy but Wednesday through Friday look like good cloudy/rainy baetis days.  The streamer fishing should also be good… Give us a call to book a trip or for the latest report.  1-406-222-7130.

Salvatore Decarli with a pretty brown... Photo: John Bond

Frank the Cutty Hunter! Photo: Todd Barber

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Fall Fishing Settling In

Kelsey Kubelick with a nice Armstrong's brown. Photo: DK

Although the last couple days have been hot, there has been a change of weather and we look forward to a great Fall.  The fish are still eating hoppers hard.  The fly bins, (like many in the fishing industry) are finally getting a second wind in September, with just enough hoppers to get us through the late Summer / early Fall.  If you get a refusal on your hopper , ants as well as other smaller dries have also been catching fish.  The hatches on the Spring Creeks have slowed down a lot but the good news is that the fish are plentiful and eating terrestrials like small hoppers, ants, and beetles.  Yellowstone Park continues to be busy (especially fishing spots close to the road), however a short hike gets you more “elbow room” and plenty of serenity.  There are still plenty of fish to be caught on dries and we expect the streamer fishing to heat up by mid-September.  Give us a call to book a trip! 1-406-222-7130.

Greg and Nick with a nice rainbow. Photo: John Bond

Nick and Greg, doubled up! Photo: JB

 

Allan, as excited as it gets to catch a nice native! Photo: JB

Leelee Eubank taking good care of a cutthroat! Photo: Charlie Eubank

Hawkin Eubank with a nice brown trout! Photo: Charlie Eubank

Kelsey and Chase with a nice YNP cutthroat... Photo: DK

Chase with a nice cutty...

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Yellowstone Fishing Well

Steve Flood enjoying a few days of hopper time... Photo: Hank Bechard

Mornings have been a little on the slow side but the afternoons have been fishing really well with hoppers.  Stoneflies and caddis have been the side dishes, but hoppers continue to be the main course.  Big, medium, small, tan, yellow, green, pink, purple – you name it, they have been eating it.  Getting long drifts and “leaving it there” have been two key elements to success.  Give us a call to book a trip!  1-406-222-7130.

Hank releasing a nice cutbow that ate a mid-river hopper...

Dean the Machine, on the prowl... Photo: Lars Axelsen

Bob Brown with a nice one! Photo: Ashby Bell

Emma and John with the big brown! Photo: Corwin Kipp

Corwin Kipp with a hopper eater... Photo: John Bond

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Yellowstone National Park Fishing Well

Sam Fischer with a nice YNP Cutthroat. Photo: Josh Edwards

Yellowstone National Park has been fishing well this summer.  The dry fly fishing has been particularly fun with lots of species on the water, including green, grey, and brown drakes, pmd’s, hoppers, flying ants, and even a few big dragonflies.  Some of the fishing directly next to the road has been fairly crowded, but if you are willing to get out there and do even a short hike the fishing pressure decreases drastically.  This year there is plenty of cold water in the NE section of the park, which means the rivers and creeks should fish well into the Fall… Give us a call if you’d like to book a trip!  406-222-7130.

Zach Stabenow with a nice native... Photo: Josh Edwards

Rachel Meredith enjoying a green drake hatch! Photo: John Bond

Caught, under a dragon...

Dr. Ronnie getting it done! Photo: Chase Chapman

Will with a solid cutty... Photo: Chase Chapman

Holly Bezerra, sending it! Photo: Chloe Nostrant

Chase and Derrick enjoying a good day!

Chase and Ben at it again...

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Hopper Feeding Frenzy

Paul Fingersh, creating a feeding frenzy. Photo: Eric Paulson

The Yellowstone has been fishing well lately.  Lots of hoppers on the water… the fish have been taking all sizes and colors so you can’t really choose a bad hopper pattern.  They have also been eating stoneflies, attractors, ants, and other terrestrials, as well as nymphs and streamers.  Give us a call to book a trip!  406-222-7130.

Chase, Ben, and Josh having some fun in YNP...

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Clarity Report

Clarity today in town (Monday, 8/12 7:45 AM)

The river had a couple good plugs of mud flowing through it this weekend.  Today things look green and good to go, with the exception of going down low (past Springdale).  Yesterday the river was clear from East End to Columbus but that section will likely see some mud today.  Yesterday we had trips in the Park and the Lamar was still dirty.  Gardiner looks green and good to fish right now, so we are unsure if this mud has already gone through or if more is coming.  Give us a call for the latest clarity report or to book a trip!  406-222-7130.

Pine Creek webcam today (Monday, 9:40AM)

Benn with a big Park cutty! Photo: Bryan Leuenberger

Tom Reu and John with a pretty lake brown. Photo: Joe Krizan

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