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March 19, 2021

March Fishing Report

With the warmer weather we’ve been experiencing, a lot of people are calling and itching to get out on the river. People are starting to float river-wide, and the majority of the shelf ice is gone. Fishing has still been a little slower, but the sunshine does feel nice. The weekend forecast is calling for…

January 26, 2021

Winter Fishing Still Slow

Unfortunately we’ve still had plenty of cold and wind over here on the Yellowstone. Each morning this week there has been slush ice floating on the surface. Some days the slush has melted by the afternoon and on some days it stays, making it hard to get a good drift. Either way the fish have…

January 2, 2021

Slush Ice & Wind

As with many winters on the Stone, it seems either you are dealing with cold temperatures and slush ice, or consistent 30-40 mph winds. Last week we were dealing with a little of both but more ice than wind. This week it looks like things may shift the other way with warmer temps but a…

December 21, 2020

Browns Now Post-Spawn

We are excited to fish again now that the browns are finally post-spawn, (for the most part). Aside from some brutal wind conditions, the weather has been pretty good recently, with day time highs in the 40’s. That said, there has been ice on the river here and there, mostly in the form of slush…

October 19, 2020

October Fishing Report

The weather has finally taken a turn in SW Montana, with plenty of colder temps, clouds, and snow. If the wind doesn’t get out of hand, there have been some BWO’s on the water. Keep your eyes peeled for risers in the foam eddies and smooth-flowing tail-outs. If dries are out of the equation due…

September 24, 2020

Fall Fishing

The Yellowstone is in a bit of a transitional stage right now as the hopper bite is starting to slow down and the small dry fly bite is starting to heat up. Parachute Adams, Purple Hazes, Copper Hazes, Hecuba drakes, and baetis dries have all been taking fish on top. The streamer bite also seems…

September 3, 2020

September Fishing

Cooler temperatures and brisk morning air have become the harbingers of Fall fishing. Hoppers remain the main food source, although guides are finally starting to wonder over to the streamer bin. Mornings continue to be slow fishing with fish looking up for Hoppers, ants, beetles, and other smaller dries from 11:00-3:00. A few nice fish…

August 21, 2020

Hoppers Galore

Fishing has gotten a little tough out there this past week. Mornings have still been challenging, but fish have been eating stonefly patters, rubber leg nymphs, and a variety of tungsten bead jig droppers. The afternoons have still produced the most action with the hopper window fishing best between 11:30-3:00. Water temps through town have…

August 12, 2020

Hopper Bite Still Strong

The Yellowstone has been a little tough this past week, especially the morning bite. The afternoons have been fishing well however, with fish looking up for hoppers. Smaller dry droppers have been working as well, such as ants, beetles, and a variety of smaller parachute dries. Water temps have been staying below 70 degrees in…

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