Fish Report

Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone is fishing well with flows below normal.  Cool nights and frequent rains are keeping the water temperature relatively low for August.  Folks are catching fish using streamers, dry dropper rigs and nymph fishing.  Bow river buggers have been productive and should be stripped with quick short strips.  Chubbies […]

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Boulder River

The Boulder is fishing well above and below the Natural Bridge (Forest Service Boundary).  Dry dropper combinations are working well, terrestrials and beadheads seem to be working best.  Try Stimulators and Chubbies with hare’s ear and pheasant tail beadheads as droppers.  Recent heavy rains have caused muddy conditions on portions […]

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Stillwater River

The Stillwater is barely floatable but fishing well below Absarokee.  Yellow Sallys and PMDs are still hanging around, look for them in the afternoon. Dry dropper and nymph fishing is also good, use Chubbies and beadheads and small girdle bugs.  Above Absarokee use small dries and attractor patterns with a beadhead dropper. […]

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Stillwater River

The Stillwater is clear and dropping. Big stonefly patterns are best, dry and wet. One might try a large stonefly dry with a Prince nymph dropper. Dry fly fishing seems to be better in the afternoons. High water is making wade fishing tough but as the water drops each day […]

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Boulder River

The Boulder is still pushing a lot of water but is nice and clear. Big stoneflies, nymphs and dries are the best bet. Wade fishing is getting better every day as the water levels decline. Lots of Caddis flies are around, so one should look for fish eating them in […]

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Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone is clearing up and dropping very nicely. Caddis flies are coming off during the day and settling down to lay eggs in the evening. The Caddis dry fly fishing is best before dark, in the late evening. Big stoneflies with droppers are a good bet during the day. […]

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