Yellowstone River
Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River Report 11/16/2018

Nov, 16 2018

The Yellowstone is definitely slowing down. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. If you do see fish up a small parachute adams and a Griffiths Gnat will be a good go to. Streamer fishing will be a long shot with how cold the water has gotten…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/14/2018

Nov, 14 2018

The Yellowstone is definitely slowing down. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity is decreasing rapidly and is pretty much over. If you do see fish up a small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute might trick them but the fish are…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/12/2018

Nov, 12 2018

The Yellowstone is definitely slowing down. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity is decreasing rapidly and is nearly over. If you do see fish up a small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute might trick them but the fish are…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/10/2018

Nov, 10 2018

The Yellowstone is definitely slowing down. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity is decreasing rapidly and is nearly over. If you do see fish up a small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute might trick them but the fish are…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/8/2018

Nov, 08 2018

The Yellowstone is definitely slowing down. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity is decreasing rapidly and is nearly over. If you do se fish up a small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute might trick them but the fish are…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/5/2018

Nov, 05 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing well. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss. Nymphing is a really good bet…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/3/2018

Nov, 03 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing well. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss. Nymphing is a really good bet…

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Yellowstone River Report 11/1/2018

Nov, 01 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing decently well with some folks saying they did great and others struggling. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/30/2018

Oct, 30 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing decently well with some folks saying they did great and others struggling. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4pm. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small parachute adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/28/2018

Oct, 28 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing decently well with some folks saying they did great and others struggling. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/25/2018

Oct, 25 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing decently well with some folks saying they did great and others struggling. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/22/2018

Oct, 22 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing decently well with some folks saying they did great and others struggling. The consensus is that fishing has been best between 1 and 4. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/20/2018

Oct, 20 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/17/2018

Oct, 17 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. BWO activity has been good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/15/2018

Oct, 15 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. BWO activity is getting really good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has still been hit…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/12/2018

Oct, 12 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. BWO activity is getting really good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. We have heard very good…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/9/2018

Oct, 09 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. BWO activity is getting really good and we have been fooling fish with small adams and the BWO Quill Gordon Parachute. Streamer fishing has still been…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/7/2018

Oct, 07 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. Purple Para Wulffs and Parachute Adams have been producing as the BWO activity is getting really good. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/5/2018

Oct, 05 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. The fishing may be slower in the morning until the water warms up a little around noon or one. Purple Para Wulffs and Parachute Adams have been producing as the BWO activity is getting really good. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss…

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Yellowstone River Report 10/2/2018

Oct, 02 2018

The Yellowstone has still been fishing well. Purple Para Wulffs and Parachute Adams have been producing as the BWO activity is getting really good. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss but reports have been a bit more on the positive side. Natural colors like black and olive have been moving…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/29/2018

Sep, 29 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing very well. Purple Para Wulffs and Parachute Adams have been producing as the BWO activity is getting really good. Streamer fishing has still been hit or miss but reports have been a bit more on the positive side. Natural colors like black and olive have been…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/27/2018

Sep, 27 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing very well. The weather the next few days will be nice in Livingston cooler temps today and some rain and cloudy conditions throughout. Purple Para Wulffs and Parachute Adams have been producing as the BWO activity is getting really good. Streamer fishing has still been…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/23/2018

Sep, 23 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 1,880 cfs and slowly on the drop. The weather the next few days will be nice in Livingston cooler temps today and some rain and cloudy conditions throughout the week. Ants and Purple Para Wulffs have been producing expect the BWO hatch to…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/20/2018

Sep, 20 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 1,920 cfs and slowly on the drop. The weather the next few days will be nice in Livingston cooler temps today but highs back in the high 70's the next two days. Ants and Purple Para Wulffs have been producing expect the BWO…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/16/2018

Sep, 16 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 2,040 cfs and slowly on the drop. The weather the next few days will be nice in Livingston with high temperatures in the mid 70's today but much cooler and rainy by Wednessday. Hoppers, ants, and Purple Para Wulffs have been producing. Hoppers…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/13/2018

Sep, 13 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 2,130 cfs and slowly on the drop. The weather the next few days will be nice in Livingston with high temperatures back down around 70 degrees and partly cloudy conditions. Hoppers, ants, and Purple Para Wulffs have been producing. Hoppers are beginning to…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/9/2018

Sep, 09 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 2,210 cfs and slowly on the drop. The weather this week will be nice in Livingston this week with high temperatures back down around 70 degrees starting Tuesday. Hoppers, ants, and Purple Para Wulffs have been producing. Streamer fishing has still been hit…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/7/2018

Sep, 07 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 2,230 cfs and on the drop. The weather this week will be a bit warmer in Livingston with highs in the mid 80's for the next few days. Expect hoppers and ants purple Para Wulffs have been producing. Streamer fishing has still been hit…

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Yellowstone River Report 9/4/2018

Sep, 04 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are sitting at 2,330 cfs and on the drop. The weather this week will be a bit warmer in Livingston with highs in the upper 80's Thursday and Friday. Expect hoppers and ants . Ants and beetles should also work. Streamer fishing has still been good. Natural…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/30/2018

Aug, 30 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are now back down to 2,690 cfs. The weather this week will be below 80 degrees and expect some showers tonight in Livingston. Reports form the Yellowstone have been good for the most part the last few days. Expect hoppers to turn back on as the…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/28/2018

Aug, 28 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are riding at 2,870 cfs which is a slight bump as a result from the precipitation. This may dump in some color but it should still fish just fine. If this happens and you're stuck in a plug throw an olive zonker. The weather this week will…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/22/2018

Aug, 22 2018

Reports form the Yellowstone have been good for the most part the last two days. As a result of the cold weather that moved in a few days ago the great hopper fishing that we had been getting came to an unfortunate hault. The positive aspect of this is that…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/20/2018

Aug, 20 2018

It’s hopper season on the Yellowstone, and it’s the best we’ve seen in years. The best fishing has been up high (above and just below Yankee Jim Canyon) and again below Livingston. The middle of Paradise Valley has been fishing slower because of slow water and low oxygen levels. Try…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/18/2018

Aug, 18 2018

It’s hopper season on the Yellowstone, and it’s the best we’ve seen in years. The best fishing has been up high (above and just below Yankee Jim Canyon) and again below Livingston. The middle of Paradise Valley has been fishing slower because of slow water and low oxygen levels. Try…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/15/2018

Aug, 15 2018

It’s hopper season on the Yellowstone, and it’s the best we’ve seen in years. The best fishing has been up high (above and below Yankee Jim Canyon) and below Livingston. The middle of Paradise Valley has been fishing slower because of slow water and low oxygen levels. Try starting out…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/14/2018

Aug, 14 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is up to 4,030 cfs after a precipitation event late last night. It looks like some color has been added to the river. Fishing may slow until this pushes through. Fishing has been pretty fun over here with a variety of patterns working. Double-dry-fly rigs…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/12/2018

Aug, 12 2018

Pretty fun fishing over here with a variety of patterns working. Double-dry-fly rigs -- I like a hopper followed by a Royal Wulff or Purple Haze -- have been fishing really well throughout the day. The hopper bite continues improving. Some size 16 mayflies and equally-sized caddis are hatching. The…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/9/2018

Aug, 09 2018

The Yellowstone is clear again and fishing well. The hopper bite is turning on. Smaller sizes in tan, yellow and pink have been working best. Try trailing a Purple Haze, Royal Wulff or beadhead nymph behind a hopper or Chubby Chernobyl. If the trout are holding deep, nymph them out…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/7/2018

Aug, 07 2018

The Yellowstone is clear again and fishing well. The hopper bite is turning on. Smaller sizes in yellow and pink have been working best. Try trailing a Purple Haze, Royal Wulff or beadhead nymph behind a hopper or Chubby Chernobyl. If the trout are holding deep, nymph them out with…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/6/2018

Aug, 06 2018

The Yellowstone has been fishing really well. Flows are at 4,710 cfs which is a minor bump from yesterday, possibly causing a little bit of color to enter the river. The recent rainstorms have put a couple mud plugs in the Yellowstone River. As of Saturday morning, the first plug…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/4/2018

Aug, 04 2018

The recent rainstorms have put a couple mud plugs in the Yellowstone River. As of Saturday morning, the first plug was around Livingston. The river was clear in Paradise Valley but another plug was making its way through the park from the Lamar Valley. If you find yourself caught in…

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Yellowstone River Report 8/2/2018

Aug, 02 2018

The Yellowstone River flows are currently at 5,120 cfs and fishing well. Dry fly fishing has been good using attractor patterns like micro chubby's and stimulators. Hoppers have started to get fish up and a lot of success has been found dropping large mayfly nymphs like lightning bugs, lil' spankers, and pheasant…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/31/2018

Jul, 31 2018

The Yellowstone River reopened July 29th at 9pm. Flows are currently at 5,350 cfs and fishing well. Dry fly fishing has been good using attractor patterns like micro chubby's and stimulators. Hoppers have started to get fish up and a lot of success has been found dropping large mayfly nymphs…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/29/2018

Jul, 29 2018

The Yellowstone River will remain closed until further notice from Mayor’s Landing to Sheep Mountain, due to an ongoing search & recuse mission. Recreational fishing and floating are not allowed through that section at this time. The public is encouraged to stay away. Further details can be found at the…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/27/2018

Jul, 27 2018

The Yellowstone River keeps getting better. Fish any way you prefer. Throw dry flies throughout the day -- big attractors, mayflies and caddis. Hoppers are making some noise, moreso downstream of Livingston. The hopper bite isn't quite there but should turn on pretty soon. Nymphing a Pat's Rubberlegs and a…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/23/2018

Jul, 23 2018

The Yellowstone River is hitting its stride. Flows are down to 6510 cfs in Livingston. Hoppers are starting to make noise around the banks, especially downstream of town. Nymphing in the afternoon has been the most productive method of fishing. Try using Pat's Rubberlegs, Lightning Bugs and Yellow Sally nymphs.…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/18/2018

Jul, 18 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are currently at 7,450 CFS at Livingston and. 6640 CFS at Corwin Springs.  The river has been fishing well mid day and into the evening. The mornings have been on the slower side, so take your time getting out to the river and enjoy that morning…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/16/2018

Jul, 16 2018

Flows on the Yellowstone are currently at 7,800 CFS.  The river has been fishing well mid day and into the evening. The mornigs have been on the slower side. Nymphing has still been the best bet. Rubberleggs, Hares Ears, Lightning Bugs, Yellow Sallies, soft hackles and Copper Johns have all…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/13/2018

Jul, 13 2018

The Yellowstone has been gradually returning to it's old form with todays flows at 8,940 cfs. The weather today and tomorrow will be hot and sunny but sunday the hight will be below 80 degrees. One day it will fish fantastic and the next will be a little more difficult.…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/11/2018

Jul, 11 2018

The Yellowston has been gradually returning to it's old form. One day it will fish fantastic and the next will be a little more difficult. The river is still high but has been staying clear. The best reports have been coming from the folks who were willing to spend a…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/7/2018

Jul, 07 2018

The Yellowstone River is starting to fish decently well. Flows are down to 9,070 cfs in Livingston. These flows are still a bit higher than optimal but it's getting close to dropping to a good level. Salmonflies have made their way above Yankee Jim Canyon and into Yellowstone National Park.…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/4/2018

Jul, 04 2018

The Yellowstone is on the drop again and water color is great with just over a foot of visibilty. The flows are now 10,000 cfs in Livingston and the fishing gets real good around 9,000 cfs. Weather for this week in Livingston will be partly cloudy with high temps around…

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Yellowstone River Report 7/2/2018

Jul, 02 2018

The Yellowstone is on the drop again and water color is great with just over a foot of visibilty. The flows are now 10,800 cfs in Livingston and the fishing gets real good around 9,000. Weather for this week in Livingston will be partly cloudy with high temps around 80…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/30/2018

Jun, 30 2018

The Yellowstone is on the drop again so hopefully it might be fishable in a few more days. The flows are now 12,000cfs in Livingston and the fishing gets real good around 9,000. Be ready with big black Rubberlegs and Buggers, Prince Nymphs, Soft Hackles and San Juan Worms. Salmon…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/25/2018

Jun, 25 2018

The Yellowstone is again on the ddecline and now flowing at 14,800 cfs. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 10,000 cfs. Today through Wednesday looks to be warm and sunnhy but expect more rain Thursday and Friday. Be ready with big black Rubberlegs and Buggers, San…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/19/2018

Jun, 19 2018

The Yellowstone is again flowing at above 19,800 cfs. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 10,000 cfs. Tomorrow looks like it will be nice but expect more rain into the weekend. Be ready with big black Rubberlegs and Buggers, San Juan Worms and dark colored Soft…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/17/2018

Jun, 17 2018

The Yellowstone is now flowing at 14,800 cfs. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 10,000 cfs. Monday and Tuesday look like they will be very wet which may again delay the drop in flows. Be ready with big black Rubberlegs and Buggers, San Juan Worms and…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/15/2018

Jun, 15 2018

The Yellowstone is now flowing at 15,100 cfs. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 10,000 cfs. This weekend looks like it wil be very wet which may briefly delay the drop in flows. Be ready with big black Rubberlegs and Buggers, San Juan Worms and dark…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/13/2018

Jun, 13 2018

The Yellowstone is now flowing at 13,500 cfs and dropping. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 10,000 cfs. If the river keeps dropping like it has been, it may only be a few more days. Be ready with big black Rubberlegs and Buggers, San Juan Worms…

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Yellowstone River Report 6/11/2018

Jun, 11 2018

The Yellowstone is now flowing at 18,500 cfs and dropping. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 12,000 cfs. If you are going to be in the area, consider one of the pay to play spring creeks or lakes.

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Yellowstone River Report 6/3/2018

Jun, 03 2018

The Yellowstone is now flowing just below 20,000 cfs right now and dropping. Don't expect to fish this river until it is around 12,000 cfs. If you are going to be in the area, consider one of the pay to play spring creeks or lakes.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/30/2018

May, 30 2018

The Yellowstone is flowing at around 30,000cfs right now and dropping slightly. Maybe the it's peaked if we don't get too much rain but the river is still unfishable none the less. If you are going to be in the area, consider one of the pay to play spring creeks…

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Yellowstone River Report 5/29/2018

May, 29 2018

The Yellowstone is flowing at around 30,000cfs right now. Depending on who you talk to, some say it may have peaked on Sunday, others say the next day or two. The river is unfishable none the less. If you are going to be in the area, consider one of the…

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Yellowstone River Report 5/25/2018

May, 25 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 26,600 cfs in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/22/2018

May, 22 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 23,400 cfs in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/19/2018

May, 19 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 20,000 cfs in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/17/2018

May, 17 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 18,500 cfs in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/14/2018

May, 14 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 14,200 cfs in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/12/2018

May, 12 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is still above 15,000 cfs in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/9/2018

May, 09 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 15,500 cfs and rising in Livingston. If you are going to be in the area consider one of the private spring creeks in Paradise Valley or some private lakes in the area.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/8/2018

May, 08 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 12,400 cfs and rising. We would recommend chosing a different river for your fishing needs. It might be some time at this point until we are back to fishing the Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/7/2018

May, 07 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 11,500 cfs and rising. We would recommend choosing a different river for your fishing needs. It might be some time at this point until we are back to fishing the Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/5/2018

May, 05 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 8,050 cfs and rising. We would recommend chosing a different river for your fishing needs. It might be some time at this point until we are back to fishing the Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone River Report 5/4/2018

May, 04 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now at 6,030 cfs after a bit of a drop the last few days. We expect it to rise again with temperatures in the 70's throughout the weekend and next week. The Yellowstone looks like it might be fishable today. It will be a…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/29/2018

Apr, 29 2018

The flow on the Yellowstone is now 7,560 cfs and going up. The Yellowstone looks like it might be fishable today.  It will be a short window, maybe through tomorrow at most.  If you want to nymph some good choices would be: Rubberlegs, Zonkers, Buggers, BWO Nymphs, Lightning Bugs, Caddis…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/26/2018

Apr, 26 2018

The Yellowstone looks to be fishable today.  It will be a short window, maybe through tomorrow at most.  If you want to nymph some good choices would be: Rubberlegs, Zonkers, Buggers, BWO Nymphs, Lightning Bugs, Caddis Pupas or a San Juan. Make sure you have some weight on and are…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/23/2018

Apr, 23 2018

The Yellowstone is off color as of yesterday. Flows are up to 3,820cfs and rising quickly. We would recomend looking to a different river at the moment.

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Yellowstone River Report 4/21/2018

Apr, 21 2018

The Yellowstone River has been a little inconsistant lately. Some days have been really productive and other days the water has been a little off color with low level runoff and rain. Baetis and midges have gotten a good number of fish feeding on the surface providing some decent dry…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/16/2018

Apr, 16 2018

The Yellowstone River has been a little inconsistant lately. Some days have been really productive and other days the water has been a little off color with low level runoff and rain. Baetis and midges have gotten a good number of fish feeding on the surface providing some decent dry…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/12/2018

Apr, 12 2018

The Yellowstone River has been a little inconsistant lately. Some days have been really productive and other days the water has been a little off color with low level runoff and rain. Baetis and midges have gotten a good number of fish feeding on the surface providing some decent dry…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/8/2018

Apr, 08 2018

The Yellowstone River has been a little inconsistant lately. Some days have been really productive and other days the water has been a little off color with low level runoff and rain. Baetis and midges have gotten a good number of fish feeding on the surface providing some decent dry…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/6/2018

Apr, 06 2018

The Yellowstone River has been a little inconsistant lately. Some days have been realyl productive and other days the water has been a little off color with low level runoff. Baetis and midges have gotten a good number of fish feeding on the surface providing some decent dry fly fishing.…

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Yellowstone River Report 4/3/2018

Apr, 03 2018

The Yellowstone River has been a little inconsistant lately. Some days have been real productive and other days the water has been a little off color with low level runoff. Baetis and midges have gotten a good number of fish feeding on the surface providing some decent dry fly fishing.…

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Yellowstone River Report 3/31/2018

Mar, 31 2018

The Yellowstone seems to be getting a little better every day. The Sheilds has been dumping in some dirt lately but the river upstream has been clean enough most days. It will probably get a little color when this fresh snow melts off. In general it's still been a nymph…

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Yellowstone River Report 3/28/2018

Mar, 28 2018

Reports from the Yellowstone have been positive the past few days.  The fish have been starting to move around a little and find their favorite riffles and creek mouths to hang out in for a while. We have seen pics of some big browns being caught on the streamer this…

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Yellowstone River Report 3/21/2018

Mar, 21 2018

The Yellowstone has been clearing up after the low level thaw. The fish have been starting to move around a little and find their favorite riffles and creek mouths to hang out in for a while. Fishing has been fair to good with Rubberlegs and Mega Prince's and the sort…

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Yellowstone River Report 3/17/2018

Mar, 17 2018

The Yellowstone has thawed and the water temps are starting to rise a little. The Valley and below Livingston got a little dirty from the low level run off but it should clear up soon. The water closer to Yellowstone Park should remain a little cleaner depending on the Gardner…

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Yellowstone River Report 3/05/2018

Mar, 05 2018

The Yellowstone is starting to warm up and thaw out again. The upper section around Gardner an Corwin Springs will still be the most productive for another couple of weeks probably. The usual winter flies will still the best choice. Using a combination including a Stonefly Nymph, San Juan Worm,…

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Yellowstone River Report 2/26/2018

Feb, 26 2018

The Yellowstone is starting to thaw, but there is still a decent amount of slush in the river. Upstream around Gardiner and Corwin Springs could be decent because of the warmer Gardner River and all the thermal features in that area. Stonefly nymphs and midges will be the go to…

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Yellowstone River Report 2/20/2018

Feb, 20 2018

The Yellowstone is full of ice and slush right now and probably will be for several more days. The water around Gardner and Corwin Springs will be the first to become fishable because of the warmer Gardner River and all the thermal features in that area. Stonefly Nymphs and Midges…

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Yellowstone River Report 2/19/2018

Feb, 19 2018

The Yellowstone River is full of slush and ice. Depuy, Nelson's and Armstrong's spring creeks are a much better option if the wind isn't blowing too hard.

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Yellowstone River Report 2/12/2018

Feb, 12 2018

The Yellowstone has been slushy for a while now and will continue to be so for some time. Look or other fishing opportunities. Good alternatives include the Paradise Valley spring creeks as well as the Madison and Gallatin.

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Yellowstone River Report 1/25/2018

Jan, 25 2018

Even though reports from the Yellowstone have been few, they've been positve with exception of the wind. It seems the only place to escape the wind has been from Yankee Jim Canyon to Gardner. Good Midge hatches have started and there is some decent mid day rising going on. They…

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Yellowstone River Report 1/23/2018

Jan, 23 2018

Not much for good reports coming in from the Yellowstone lately. Wind has been an issue most days, and the forecast this week is for more high wind. Wade fishing around town or up towards Gardiner will be the best bet at this time of year. Working a slower holding…

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Yellowstone River Report 1/15/2018

Jan, 15 2018

A lot of the slush and ice cleared out of the Yellowstone the last few days. There are still several spots iced over around Emigrant but clear upstream towards the Park and downstream towards Livingston. Some boat ramps are still accessable in the town stretch as well. Things can change…

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Yellowstone River Report 12/29/2017

Dec, 29 2017

The Yellowstone River is pretty full of ice and slush with the cold snap right now. The best option in the Paradise Valley is to utilize the Spring Creeks south of Livingston. Sowbug-Scud patterns and midge pupas are usually best on the creeks. Midges can hatch any time on these…

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Yellowstone River Report 12/27/2017

Dec, 27 2017

The Yellowstone River is full of ice and slush with the cold snap, so it's best to hit a spring creek instead. Sowbug-scud or midge pupa is usually best on the creeks, and dry fly with midges can be good at times.

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Yellowstone River Report 12/20/2017

Dec, 20 2017

We are getting the first real cold snap of the season this week. Although it looks to be a little warmer around Gardner than anywhere else in the area, it still probably won't be above freezing. The water between Corwin Springs and the Park will probably have some open water…

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Yellowstone River Report 12/18/2017

Dec, 18 2017

The Yellowstone has been slushy and windy. Cold weather coming in this week will make for lots of slush and ice. Fishing on the spring creeks is going to be the best option, and rates are only $40 a day in the winter.

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Yellowstone River Report 12/10/2017

Dec, 10 2017

The few reports we've gotten from the Yellowstone lately have been pretty decent. Several boat ramps are still accessable and there's not a ton of shelf ice yet. The fly selections have narrowed a little. A Stonefly Nymph, Bugger or San Juan Worm is a good place to start for…

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