Fish Report

Boulder River 6/23/2016

The Boulder is in prime condition! Water clarity is crystal clear with flows hovering around 1,000 CFS and steadily dropping. As conditions change,  be sure to call and ask the shop about hazards when floating. Expect to see golden stoneflies throughout the day, caddis and drakes in the evening as […]

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Yellowstone River 6/26/2016

Run off is a distant memory and the Yelly has officially come into shape with flows currently hovering around 6,000 CFS. Plenty of bugs are hatching in the early morning and evening. We have been seeing brown drakes, tan caddis, and a sporadic Golden Stone Fly. Despite decent hatches, streamer […]

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Boulder River

Water temperatures on the Boulder are slowly creeping up and the fish are beginning to respond.  Midge dryfly fishing has been the only game in town, yet the March Browns and Blue Winged Olives should arrive any day now.  In terms of nymph fishing, small flies mimicking small mayfly nymphs […]

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Yellowstone River

The spring pre-runoff season is here!  We have more sunshine than ice and the fish are coming out of their winter doldrums.  Fishing on the Yellowstone is picking up, as the temperatures rise.  We have been catching fish on streamers, nymphs and even a few on dries.  Black and Yellow […]

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Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River near Big Timber is running about 75% of average flows.  When floating, stay in the main channel and keep an eye out for slightly submerged rocks and boulders.  Hopper-dropper fishing has been productive with the dropper tied on relatively deep (2.5 to 3 feet in depth).  Be willing to […]

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Boulder River

The flows on the Boulder are slightly lower than the long term average making floating very difficult, but the wade fishing is good.  Low water temperatures in the morning make nymph fishing a good choice.  Fish deeper water with stone fly nymphs (Double bead golden stone nymphs and Girdle bugs) […]

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Stillwater River

Fall fishing is here, the temperatures are dropping and with them the river water temps. are dropping as well.  The Stillwater flows are about 10% lower than average, so wade fishing opportunities are good.  Nymph fish early in the day with stone fly patterns (double bead golden stones and girdlebugs) […]

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Stillwater River

The Stillwater has an average amount of water in it for this time of year and is fishing well   Wade fishing with attractor patterns has been productive, and hopper-dropper fishing has also been working well.  Nymph fishing with a small girdle bug and a small bead head is a good […]

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Boulder River

The Boulder has plenty of water in it and has been fishing well.  Remnants of the Pale Morning Dun and Tricho hatches can still be found as well as an occasional early fall Blue Winged Olive.  Caddis flies have also been getting some attention from the fish.  When fish can’t be had […]

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Yellowstone River

Cool nights and moderate daily temperatures have kept the Yellowstone’s water temperatures in check.  No “hoot owl” restrictions were needed through August, and it looks like we will be safe through September.  Although the water level is low, the fish are healthy and eating well.  As we approach autumn the […]

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