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Yellowstone River Report 3/1/2021

Date: 03/01/2021

The Yellowstone River is still quite iced up, slushy where it isn't icy and pretty darn windy until about Thursday. There are better options in the area. Fishing Rubberlegs, Prince Nymphs...

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Yellowstone River Report 2/22/2021

Date: 02/22/2021

The Yellowstone River is still quite iced up and MEGA windy today. There are better options in the area. Fishing Rubberlegs, Prince Nymphs, Caddis Larva, and Zebra midges have been the...

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Yellowstone River Report 2/16/2021

Date: 02/16/2021

The Yellowstone River is full of ice and will be for quite some time by the looks of it. There are better options in the area. Fishing Rubberlegs, Prince Nymphs, Caddis...

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Yellowstone River Report 2/13/2021

Date: 02/13/2021

The Yellowstone River is full of ice and will be for the rest of the week. I would stay inside and tie flies. There are better options in the area. Fishing...

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Yellowstone River Report 2/8/2021

Date: 02/08/2021

The Yellowstone River will likely be a poor option for this upcoming week of fishing. The forecast is calling for cold temps with some snow and heavy winds. The river...

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Yellowstone River Report 2/4/2021

Date: 02/04/2021

The Yellowstone River will likely be a poor option for this upcoming week of fishing. The forecast is calling for cold temps with some snow and heavy winds. This will...

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Yellowstone River Report 2/1/2021

Date: 02/01/2021

The Yellowstone River has less slush than it had last week. The wind is still a consistent evil when fishing the Stone during the colder months, making it difficult to...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/27/2021

Date: 01/27/2021

The Yellowstone River has some slush moving through it right now and likely for a couple of days before the temps warm up again. The wind is still a consistent...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/23/2021

Date: 01/23/2021

The Yellowstone River has some slush moving through it right now but it isn't that bad. This will likely get pretty icy/slushy over the next few days. The wind is...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/20/2021

Date: 01/20/2021

The Yellowstone River is clear right now but this will likely change over the next few cold nights. The wind is going to be blowing pretty heavily in this area...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/17/2021

Date: 01/17/2021

The Yellowstone River is looking pretty slushy and icy in the good winter fishing water. There are better options in the surrounding areas but if you do find yourself on...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/10/2021

Date: 01/10/2021

The Yellowstone River is looking pretty slushy and icy in the good winter fishing water. There are better options in the surrounding areas but if you do find yourself on...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/5/2021

Date: 01/05/2021

The Yellowstone River is looking pretty slushy and icy in the good winter fishing water. There are better options in the surrounding areas but if you do find yourself on...

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Yellowstone River Report 1/2/2021

Date: 01/02/2021

The Yellowstone River has less ice and slush moving through it this morning but will still be pretty tough to fish. There are better options in the surrounding areas but...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/29/2020

Date: 12/29/2020

The Yellowstone River has a lot of ice and slush moving through it this morning and could last for the rest of the week. There are better options in the...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/26/2020

Date: 12/26/2020

The Yellowstone River is a bit slushy this morning and will stay slushy/icy throughout the current forecast. This river can be difficult to fish in the Winter months, due to...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/23/2020

Date: 12/23/2020

The Yellowstone River is a bit slushy this morning but might clear up a bit over the next few days with highs back up into the 40's. This river can...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/18/2020

Date: 12/18/2020

The Yellowstone River should be clear of ice for the next couple of days but the wind speeds are hovering around 30mph with 40mph gusts. This river can be difficult...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/15/2020

Date: 12/15/2020

The Yellowstone River has some ice and slush moving through it now. The stone will be pretty tough to fish after that last cold stint. Weather does not improve much...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/12/2020

Date: 12/12/2020

The Yellowstone River has some ice moving through it now. It isn't terrible but it will continue to accumulate throughout the week making the Yellowstone River very difficult to fish...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/9/2020

Date: 12/09/2020

The Yellowstone River is less slushy than it was but is by no means clear. The biggest challenge has been finding a day that is warm but also has manageable...

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Yellowstone River Report 12/3/2020

Date: 12/03/2020

The Yellowstone River has been pretty darn slushy. Your best bet for catching fish is nymphing with a Pat's Rubberleg with a simple attractor nymph like a prince nymph below...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/30/2020

Date: 11/30/2020

The Yellowstone River does not fish great during the colder months of the year but with how mild the weather has been the Stone can produce some fish in the...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/28/2020

Date: 11/28/2020

The Yellowstone River does not fish great during the colder months of the year but with how mild the weather has been the Stone can produce some fish in the...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/24/2020

Date: 11/24/2020

The Yellowstone River does not fish great during the colder months of the year but with how mild the weather has been the Stone can produce some fish in the...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/16/2020

Date: 11/16/2020

The Yellowstone River has been finicky lately. Your best bet for catching fish is nymphing with a Pat's Rubberleg with a simple attractor nymph like a prince nymph below it...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/9/2020

Date: 11/09/2020

The Yellowstone River has been ok. Fishing has been slower than in the Summer months, but fish are still being caught subsurface. Nymphing has been the best bet with a...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/6/2020

Date: 11/06/2020

The Yellowstone River is ok. Fishing has been slower than in the Summer months, but fish are still being caught subsurface. Nymphing has been the best bet with a Pat's...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/4/2020

Date: 11/04/2020

The Yellowstone River is still doing alright with streamers. Nymphing has not been great but a Pat's Rubberleg, worm, Prince Nymph, or large Copper John are my go-to flies. You...

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Yellowstone River Report 11/2/2020

Date: 11/02/2020

The Yellowstone River has not fished great but, the streamer fishing has picked up a little. Nymphing has not been the best option but a Pat's Rubberleg, worm, Prince Nymph...

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Yellowstone River Report 10/28/2020

Date: 10/28/2020

Warmer weather is back. This does not necessarily mean that the Stone will be a great fishing option. Better than last week? Yes. Best option around Bozeman? No. The stone will...

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Yellowstone River Report 10/26/2020

Date: 10/26/2020

The Yellowstone is quite slushy today. The weather looks like it will warm up significantly as of tomorrow. The stone will still fish pretty tough after this cold. There are...

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Yellowstone River Report 10/23/2020

Date: 10/23/2020

The Yellowstone has been pretty slow. Water temps have decreased 11 degrees in the last 2 days. There are better fishing options around Bozeman until these temperatures stabilize for a...

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Yellowstone River Report 10/21/2020

Date: 10/21/2020

The Yellowstone has been fishing ok. The recent rains will kick off the nymphing with worms and stonefly nymphs. Toss a little olive mayfly nymph, soft hackle or midge if...

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Yellowstone River Report 10/15/2020

Date: 10/15/2020

The Yellowstone has been fishing ok. Expect the worm bite to be solid after the precipitation last night. Streamer fishing can be really good this time of year or it...

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Yellowstone River Report 10/12/2020

Date: 10/12/2020

The Yellowstone has been fishing ok. Fishing has improved slightly with the cooler weather. Streamer fishing can be really good this time of year or it can be completely off...

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