Yellowstone River Fishing Report May 1, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Yellowstone River Report 5/1/2021

Date: 05/01/2021

Current Conditions

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 to stabilize a bit or drop. When it clears you should expect fishing to pick back up with some better dry fly opportunities (i.e. Mother's Day Caddis). If you do decide to head this way, fish the banks with dark-colored Pat's Rubberlegs and Lightning Bugs. Make it easy for the fish to see your flies. Wouldn't be a bad idea to strip a streamer and you might get lucky.

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Yellowstone River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

Upper Yellowstone River Webcam - Located above the river in Gardiner, Montana.

Mar. 29 - 2021

  • Face coverings are mandatory (Gallatin County Health Dept. Mandate)
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the store
  • In-store license sales will be available 3/1/21 (buy online at fwp.mt.gov in the meantime)
  • Private shopping is available in 30-minute time-slots, call 406-586-2188 to make a reservation
Covid-19 Plan

Flows

4980 CFS
On 2021-5-1

Streamflow

Yellowstone River Report 5/1/2021 Streamflow

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Full-Day Guided Trip

Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
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Special Rates

Summertime full day trips on the lower Madison include early start times but still give a typical full day experience. These are great options for people with afternoon or early evening plans.

  • Typical Start Time Between 5-6 AM
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Float Trip Option Only
  • Trip Ends Between Noon and 2 PM
  • Available July 15 - August 31
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Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Yellowstone River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:

B and G River Shuttle: (406) 223-0626
Digger Driver Shuttle: (406) 823-9238

The Yellowstone River is the quintessential large western river and provides a unique Montana fly fishing opportunity with over 100 miles of quality, wild trout water. In fact, the Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48. There is every type of water to be found through its course, including the whitewater sections of Yankee Jim Canyon, the placid glides of Paradise Valley, and the long riffles of the lower sections near Big Timber.

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