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Yellowstone River Report 9/18/2020

Date: 09/18/2020

The Stone is a solid fishing option especially in the evenings. Mid day has been a bit slow unless you want to clean up on whitefish. Streamer fishing has picked up with the cooler weather. We have be...

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Yellowstone River Report 9/14/2020

Date: 09/14/2020

The Stone is a solid fishing option especially in the evenings. Streamer fishing has picked up with the cooler weather. We have been using white, and olive articulated patterns for the most part....

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Yellowstone River Report 9/10/2020

Date: 09/10/2020

The Stone has still been fishing well. Streamer fishing has picked up with the cooler weather. We have been using white, and olive articulated patterns for the most part. Goldie, Sex Dungeon, and Mong...

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Yellowstone River Report 9/7/2020

Date: 09/07/2020

The Stone has still been fishing well. This cold weather and rain could provide some good nymph and streamer fishing. Lots of the terrestrials will become lethargic. Nymphing with a Turd or a TJ Hooke...

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Yellowstone River Report 9/1/2020

Date: 09/01/2020

The Stone has still been fishing well. This cool weather really has us thinking about the fall streamer game. Soon... Hopper are hunkered currently but will be hopping around once again as temperature...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/30/2020

Date: 08/30/2020

The Stone has been good this last week. The cool weather could shut off the hopper fishing for a couple days until the sun comes back but it will be good for those lower stretches below the town. Ants...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/28/2020

Date: 08/28/2020

The Stone fished well the last few days. Lots of hoppers on the banks and the fish are eating ant patterns really well. Fish deep seams and drop-offs where these fish have moved especially on the lowe...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/24/2020

Date: 08/24/2020

The Stone has been fishing decent, some days are better than others, but that's just trout fishing on this river. The morning times have been fishing best with subsurface flies and streamers. Fish a B...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/21/2020

Date: 08/21/2020

Early mornings have provided decent to good nymph and streamer fishing. The top water action starts to improve as the sun gets high in the sky around 11:30 and continues until about 3pm. If the droppe...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/19/2020

Date: 08/19/2020

Early mornings have provided decent to good nymph and streamer fishing. Fish the big shelves and seams on runs with sculpin or rubber legs for your top fly and a Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail or Caddis em...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/17/2020

Date: 08/17/2020

Early mornings has provided decent to good nymph and streamer fishing. Fish the big shelves and seams on runs with sculpin or rubber legs for your top fly and a Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail or Caddis eme...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/15/2020

Date: 08/15/2020

Nymphing in the mornings with small rubber legs in tans and browns along defined, deep current seams has been good on the lower river. There are a ton of nocturnal stones out right now and the fish wi...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/11/2020

Date: 08/11/2020

Nymphing in the mornings with small rubber legs in tans and browns along defined, deep current seams has been good on the lower river. There are a ton of nocturnal stones out right now and the fish wi...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/6/2020

Date: 08/06/2020

The hopper bite on the Stone is finally picking up and becoming more consistent throughout the middle of the day. Smaller patterns have been working better but the bigger hops are close to the banks a...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/4/2020

Date: 08/04/2020

The Yellowstone River has fished consistently okay. The hopper has been good but not great. Small hoppers have worked best early but if you switch to a larger size in the afternoon trout have been eat...

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Yellowstone River Report 8/1/2020

Date: 08/01/2020

The Yellowstone River has been a great fishing option recently. A mud plug is pushing through and the visibility at Pine Creek is bad. You may be able to get out of the mud above Emigrant. The hopper...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/31/2020

Date: 07/31/2020

The Yellowstone River has been a great fishing option recently. Still a bit of mud is pushing through from a recent storm in the park leaving only 2 feet of visibility on the banks. There are quite a...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/30/2020

Date: 07/30/2020

The Yellowstone River has been a great fishing option recently. There are quite a few folks fishing that direction but it hasn't been too tricky to find fish. The hopper bite has been getting better ...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/27/2020

Date: 07/27/2020

The Yellowstone river has been busy but is still fishing good. Not a ton of fish are looking up throughout the day but you can still do decently well with a #10-#14 attractor pattern or a hopper. Ther...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/22/2020

Date: 07/22/2020

The Yellowstone river has been busy but is still fishing good. There are a ton of caddis in the evenings and fish are taking large interest. Nymphing has been decent if you don't mind hooking into som...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/17/2020

Date: 07/17/2020

The Yellowstone river has been busy but is still fishing really well. Bugs are hatching and flows are dropping making for some good fishing. The evening caddis fishing has been nearing epic.&nbsp...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/16/2020

Date: 07/16/2020

The Yellowstone river is back in action. The temps are good, bugs are hatching, and flows are dropping making for some good fishing.  Nymph fishing has been good when you can avoid some of the Wh...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/13/2020

Date: 07/13/2020

The Yellowstone River is really shaping up. The big bugs are hanging out around Yankee Jim canyon to the Yellowstone river in the park. The fishing is getting better each day. Nymphing has been a...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/10/2020

Date: 07/10/2020

The Yellowstone River is flowing at 7,600 cfs in town. Visibility is great and the fishing has been hot. Nymphing has been producing both trout and whitefish but you can't really go wrong with a big a...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/6/2020

Date: 07/06/2020

The Yellowstone River is flowing at 8,770 cfs. Visibility is great and the fishing has been hot. Nymphing has been producing both trout and whitefish but you can't really go wrong with a big attractor...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/3/2020

Date: 07/03/2020

The Yellowstone River is finally down below 10,000 cfs in town. This is still high and significant rowing experience is important. Visibility is now looking very good. Nymphing or stripping streamers ...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/1/2020

Date: 07/01/2020

The Yellowstone River continues to be just about ready to fish really well. It is still high and only experienced rowers should be out there. Visibility has dropped a bit with the rain but the fishing...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/28/2020

Date: 06/28/2020

The Yellowstone River is still a bit high to fish really well, but fish are being caught out there everyday. Only experienced rowers should be putting a boat in here at these flows. There are some sal...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/26/2020

Date: 06/26/2020

The Yellowstone River is down to a manageable level for experienced rowers. It is still big and fishing is by no means easy but fish can certainly be cought. The nymph game and hucking meat has been t...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/21/2020

Date: 06/21/2020

The Yellowstone River is down to a manageable level for experienced rowers. The clarity continues to get better as the river drops. Fishing a large, dark stonefly nymph with a Pheasant Tail or Lightni...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/19/2020

Date: 06/19/2020

The Yellowstone River is close to being safe and fishable. Hopefully it will shape up within the next week or so. The water is still cold, and we haven't heard of any big bug sightings. However the tr...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/16/2020

Date: 06/16/2020

The Yellowstone River is dropping and now down to 13,000 cfs. There is rain in the forecast, which could raise the river levels and add color to it. If you do find yourself out there in nice condition...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/14/2020

Date: 06/14/2020

The Yellowstone River is once again on the rise with the recent heat and flowing at around 15,000 cfs. There is rain in the forecast, which could raise the river levels and add color to it. If you do ...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/16/2020

Date: 06/14/2020

The Yellowstone River is once again on the rise with the recent heat and flowing at around 15,000 cfs. There is rain in the forecast, which could raise the river levels and add color to it. If you do ...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/10/2020

Date: 06/10/2020

The Yellowstone River is coming down quickly. It is now flowing at just over 13,000 cfs in town. If it continues to drop it may fish next week. The spring creeks south of Livingston and local lakes a...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/7/2020

Date: 06/07/2020

The Yellowstone River is a ripping, roaring, swirling, muddy mess. The flows have been above 20,000 cfs for the past week, relocating myriad trees downstream. Cool to look at, but dangerous to play on...

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