Monthly Archives: May 2014

Has she peaked?

It looks like the Yellowstone may stay at (or hopefully) just below flood stage for the next couple days.  Will it eventually come back up even higher or has she peaked?   The forecast this week isn’t nearly as hot as … Continue reading

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Raging River

On the verge of flood stage (9.5 feet) the Yellowstone at Carter’s bridge has risen to over 9 feet and is currently flowing at 31,300 CFS today.  With snow pack still at 142% we still have a lot of snow … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

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Other Rivers on Fire!

The Yellowstone came up from around 12,000 CFS yesterday to a whopping 19,000 CFS today and is still rising.  Needless to say even scenic floating on the Yellowstone is not recommend right now due to massive logs floating down and … Continue reading

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Montana “Creeks” open today

About the only place worth fishing the Yellowstone right now is where clear tributaries flow in.  Those same tributaries should start to get muddy soon anyway.  Not to mention the “cottonwood hatch” has started – with huge,  death threatening logs … Continue reading

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“Should have been here yesterday”

It’s not what you want to hear and not what we want to say, but it’s the truth.  The past couple days over here have been the best caddis dry fly fishing we’ve seen in 5 years, but unfortunately the … Continue reading

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Last Call for Caddis

  With 70 degree highs and a spike on the graph at Corwin this morning,  today may be the last call for some of the best dry fly fishing of the year.  The last two days have been nothing short … Continue reading

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Ka-Boom!

The good news is the Mother’s day caddis on the Yellowstone are making a comeback.  Bad news – we might only have a couple days before the mud shows up.  If you’ve built up your “sick” days, today or tomorrow … Continue reading

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Looking good!

The river is looking unbelievably good today in town.  No spikes at Corwin yet, plenty of visibility, and enough sun to heat things up for caddis this evening.  We certainly didn’t expect to see an opportunity to float mid may … Continue reading

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Streamer Time, possibly caddis…

The Shield’s River is still kicking in some mud but the valley and town have been fishing well.  Water temps are not exceptionally warm so you might consider an afternoon float or dead drifting your streamers. That will also give … Continue reading

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