Yellowstone River Fishing Report, April, 2014

Yellowstone River Off Color, But Fishing Is Good

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We've had a couple Guided Fishing Trips head out to the Yellowstone River over the past couple days and have good success.  Nymphing has been consistently good, deaddrifting big stonefly patterns with a smaller Baetis imitation trailing behind.  If runoff holds off for another week we should see some Spring Baetis dry fly fishing. We don't have too long before runoff, so get out there soon!  

The Yellowstone River is Off Color

Monday, April 14, 2014

We haven't heard a whole lot of reports from the Yellowstone River lately, but it sounds like the river is fairly off color, sort of a brownish-green, with limited visibility.  However, it's certainly not unfishable, and these conditions can make for excellent nymphing and streamer fishing.  Now is the time to work the banks with big articulated streamers and see what you can find.  

Yellowstone River Off Color, But Fishing Is Good

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Yellowstone River has lowered visibility in some locations right now.  There is about 24" in Livingston right now, and after looking at the Electric Peak Webcam, the Upper river is fairly off color as well.  That being said, 24 inches isn't bad at all, and the fishing has been good.  Nymphs and streamers have been the go-to rigs, but look for BWOs on the overcast days.  

The Yellowstone River Has Been Fishing Good

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The streamer bite has still been good over on the Yellowstone River.  If you're in a drift boat, work the banks hard and it could pay off in a big way.  Nymphing the slow deep runs has been producing some good fish as well.  Look for the Spring Baetis to start to show up on the calm, overcast days.  

Yellowstone River is Fishing Well

Friday, April 4, 2014

It's big streamer time on the Yellowstone River!  The browns are starting to chase down the bigger flies and there have been a couple true monsters caught over the past weeks.  Nymphing has also been a productive way to catch fish, and there has been some limited dry fly activity with adult midge patterns.  

First April Report

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Yellowstone is in good shape clarity wise right now and the fishing has been very good dead drifting nymphs and streamers under your favorite strike indicator.  There have been a few top water opportunities with adult midge imitations.