Yellowstone River Fishing Report July 26, 2022 - Fins & Feathers
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Yellowstone River Report 7/26/2022

Date: 07/26/2022

Current Conditions

The Yellowstone has finally started fishing again. Still a lot of whitefish getting tricked into eating nymphs but nice trout as well, large ones at that. Still don't expect fantastic dry fly action but the fish should be eating nymphs and streamers at a decent clip. Rubberlegs, lightning bugs, perdigons, dead-drifted streamers, and prince nymphs are always a pretty safe bet and will certainly keep you busy with whitefish. Streamer fishing can be pretty productive but is day to day. Chubbies, Stimulators, Dry Humpers and similar attractor dry flies can work pretty darn well. Hoppers will be around the river in the very near future so it would not hurt running a hopper dropper if you don't want to look at indicators.

The Yellowstone is CLOSED between Mayor's landing and Sheep Mountain Fishing Access Site.

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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.

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


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Yellowstone River Report 7/26/2022 Streamflow

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Half-Day Guided Trip

Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.

  • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
  • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
  • Fishing Licenses,Lunches and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • Tackle and Drinks are Included
  • Waders and Boots are available during inclement weather
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Montana Fly Fishing Packages

Fins & Feathers of Bozeman’s Montana fly fishing packages offer convenience and value by bundling our guided services together with lodging options in Bozeman. Check out the example pricing - based on double occupancy in the rooms and with one of our Bozeman fly fishing guides. Email us or fill out our contact form to make a reservation and confirm availability.

Please note that availability is extremely limited during the summer, we strongly encourage you to make reservations sooner, rather than later. Our deposit policy is the "friendliest in the industry" in that we don't require payment ($1.00) at booking and all reservations can be cancelled - with no penalty up to 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival date.

These rates are guaranteed until June 1, 2022 and are likely to increase as availability decreases in both rooms and our guides fly fishing services

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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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