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Yellowstone River Report 7/30/2021

Date: 07/30/2021

The entire Yellowstone River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to Laurel is on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions. Hoot Owl restrictions means no fishing between 2 pm and midnight every...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/28/2021

Date: 07/28/2021

The entire Yellowstone River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to Laurel is on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions. Hoot Owl restrictions means no fishing between 2 pm and midnight every...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/26/2021

Date: 07/26/2021

The entire Yellowstone River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to Laurel is on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions. Hoot Owl restrictions means no fishing between 2pm and midnight everyday. More...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/17/2021

Date: 07/17/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing really well this last week. The mornings have fished slightly better than the afternoons. If you are out there for the hopper bite expect the...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/13/2021

Date: 07/13/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great and is a good looking green color. A bunch of caddis and yellow sallies have been flying around throughout the river. Fish have been...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/11/2021

Date: 07/11/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great and is a good looking green color. A bunch of caddis and yellow sallies have been flying around throughout the river. Fish have been...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/9/2021

Date: 07/09/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great and is starting to clear up near Gardiner. The water is green which can be great for fishing. A bunch of caddis and yellow...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/5/2021

Date: 07/05/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great but the recent storms have a mud plug moving through the river. Near Gardiner is still muddy and even down to the bottom of...

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Yellowstone River Report 7/3/2021

Date: 07/03/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great. Salmonflies are all the way up and Goldens are above Corwin Springs. A bunch of caddis and yellow sallies have Fish have been very willing...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/30/2021

Date: 06/30/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great. Salmonflies are all the way up and Goldens are out throughout the river. Fish have been very willing to eat a dry fly. Probably only...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/28/2021

Date: 06/28/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great. Salmonflies are all the way up and Goldens are out throughout the river. Fish have been very willing to eat a dry fly. Dry dropper...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/25/2021

Date: 06/25/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing great. Salmonflies and Goldens are out and fish are looking up for the dry right now. Dry dropper has been a really good rig with...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/23/2021

Date: 06/23/2021

The Yellowstone has been fishing well with salmonflies and golden stones. The surface action has kept anglers occupied for the majority of the day. If that isn't enough for you...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/21/2021

Date: 06/21/2021

The Yellowstone is looking really good at the moment. The water is relatively clear and the fish are active. SALMONFLIES are moving up the river. They are currently above Mill...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/17/2021

Date: 06/17/2021

The Yellowstone is dropping and looking really good. Large Pat's Rubberlegs, and worms will be the way to go but Prince Nymphs, and caddis pupa patterns will pick up a...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/14/2021

Date: 06/14/2021

The Yellowstone is slightly rising after how toasty the weather was yesterday and will bump a bit after today. Dark streamers, large Pat's Rubberlegs, and worms will be the way...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/11/2021

Date: 06/11/2021

The Yellowstone is shaping up nicely! It is flowing at about 10,000cfs in town and has a green tinge rather than a straight mud appearance. Dark streamers, large Pat's Rubberlegs...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/9/2021

Date: 06/09/2021

The flows on the Yellowstone are slowly coming around but it is still high and muddy. It is at about 13k cfs still. Wait until flows drop to und 10,000cfs...

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Yellowstone River Report 6/3/2021

Date: 06/03/2021

The flows on the Yellowstone have shot through the roof. It is up to 14k and rising fast. Wait until flows drop to und 10,000cfs for the river to fish...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/29/2021

Date: 05/29/2021

The Yellowstone dropped a little bit, but look for it to skyrocket with a week straight of warm weather on the way. I would plan on fishing somewhere else. Fins...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/20/2021

Date: 05/20/2021

The Yellowstone is high, dangerous and muddy. Focus your fishing efforts elsewhere until the river drops. Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Yellowstone River fly...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/17/2021

Date: 05/17/2021

The Yellowstone is out and continues to rise. Muddy muddy muddy. Maybe fish something else for the week. Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/15/2021

Date: 05/15/2021

The Yellowstone looks like it is on the way out once again. With flows rising, fishing has been a bit tough. The nymph game will now be the best bet...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/13/2021

Date: 05/13/2021

The Yellowstone will be good today, the flows up high rose but there is still good visibility throughout the river. The caddis were thiiick yesterday and likely will be again...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/12/2021

Date: 05/12/2021

The Yellowstone is a great option right now. The flows dropped, the river cleared and the caddis are thick. Fish are rising to caddis throughout the afternoon and evening. Try...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/10/2021

Date: 05/10/2021

The Yellowstone River is dropping rapidly and will be a great fishing option again this week. The clarity has been improving daily and it is currently more green than brown...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/8/2021

Date: 05/08/2021

The Yellowstone River is once again on the rise. It was looking pretty muddy last night and likely chocolate milk today after all of the rain. There are certainly better...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/5/2021

Date: 05/05/2021

The Yellowstone River is on its way down for now and mellowing out. The water still has color to it but the fishing should be much better for the next...

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Yellowstone River Report 5/1/2021

Date: 05/01/2021

The Yellowstone River has bumped up a lot in the last couple of days and it's pretty dirty right now. Fishing over this way will be tough until flows start...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/28/2021

Date: 04/28/2021

The Yellowstone River has been holding steady at about 2200 cfs for the past few days. Consistent flows combined with great water temps will make for some good fishing the...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/27/2021

Date: 04/27/2021

The Yellowstone River has been holding steady at about 2200 cfs for the past few days. Consistent flows combined with great water temps will make for some good fishing the...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/24/2021

Date: 04/24/2021

The Yellowstone River has cleared up decently in the last few days. It looks pretty darn good right now. There shouldn't be too much wind over this way for the...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/21/2021

Date: 04/21/2021

The Yellowstone River has about 2 feet of visibility and has some green color to it. Nymphing a Rubberlegs and a Baetis will be the best method to catch fish...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/18/2021

Date: 04/18/2021

The Yellowstone River has about 2 feet of visibility and has some green color to it. Fishing was pretty slow yesterday until later in the afternoon. Water temps will be...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/15/2021

Date: 04/15/2021

The Yellowstone River has cleared back up. The fishing cooled off when the water temps dropped this week, but it should pick back up this weekend. Look for fish rising...

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Yellowstone River Report 4/13/2021

Date: 04/13/2021

The Yellowstone can be pretty finicky this time of year. It still has some green coloration but that doesn't necessarily hurt the fishing. The cooler weather has it clearing up as...

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