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.
Upper Yellowstone River Webcam - Located above the river in Gardiner, Montana.
Mar. 29 - 2021
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.
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.
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.