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Hoppertunity Continues

The river has still been fishing well, especially in the afternoons.  There are lots of hoppers out this year and the fish have been looking up!  Last winter’s generous snow pack is still giving the river plenty of cool water … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Still Fishing

The Yellowstone has gotten a little tougher but still fishing well.   As we enter further into August we will continue to see a shift from stoneflies to hoppers.  Other terrestrials such as ants, beetles, and crickets have also been … Continue reading

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Callibaetis Hatches Still Thick

There have still been some thick callibaetis hatches on our local and private lakes.  With solid spinner falls early in the morning, many fish have been looking up to eat early, (depending on the wind).  With enough spent spinners to … Continue reading

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Hopper Time

The hopper bite has been quite good this week.  Guides have been fishing hoppers all day with success, although the afternoons have been the best.  We have a bunch of hoppers around this year, if you are listening, you’ll probably … Continue reading

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Clarity Report

There have been some pretty hard rain and even hail storms hitting in the afternoons.  The good news is that the plugs from the Gardiner and Lamar were short and already well past town.  No more new spikes on the … Continue reading

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Safety First – Dangerous Waters

The Yellowstone has dropped under 6,000 CFS.  While certain sections of the river have really shaped up well, others have become dangerous.  Sections to avoid include Yankee Jim Canyon, Pine to Carter’s, Carter’s to 89, 89 to Springdale, and Springdale … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Fishing Well

The Yellowstone has been fishing well this past week.  With flows under 6,000 the river is taking shape and many of the shelves, riffles, and drop offs we all enjoy fishing are in prime time levels.  Hoppers are starting to … Continue reading

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Dry Fly Fishing on Local and Private Lakes

Dry Flies have been working well recently on local and private lakes.  Callibaetis duns and spent spinners have been some of the best patterns, as well as damsel dries, traveling sedges, hoppers, and other terrestrial patterns. Depending on the day, … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Fishing Well

Water levels on the Yellowstone are finally entering prime time!  Fish have been looking up and eating chubbies, hoppers, caddis, and other attractor dries.  A lot of fish have been caught on dry/dropper rigs – many falling for the dropper, … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park

The NE corner of the Park has been fishing very well lately!  With water levels dropping and a plethora of bugs hatching the fish have been looking up and taking dries.  Bring your PMD’s, drakes (green, brown, and gray), stoneflies, … Continue reading

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