Yellowstone River Fishing Report, August, 2014

Yellowstone River Clearing, Looking Good

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
3,180 CFS ➡️ The Yellowstone River has dropped back down and has started to clear up after the intense weekend rainstorms. The river is looking good at both Corwin and Pine Creek, and is likely clear down around Livingston as well. The 'Stone fishes great after mud plugs, so now is the time! Nymphs and hoppers will be the ticket, but don't hesitate to throw the streamer as well.

Yellowstone River dirty from recent rain

Saturday, August 23, 2014
4,480 ⬆️ The Yellowstone is muddy in spots from the recent rains. Flows have spiked both high and low, but we have heard that there is still some clearer water in the upper- and mid-valley. That being said, the Lamar is still pumping out mud so it'll be a few days until the Stone clears up. If you can find some visibility, throwing bigger nymphs and streamers on the edges is a great program.

Yellowstone River Looking Great!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
3,240 CFS ➡️ Pick your favorite method on the Yellowstone River now, and you'll have a great chance of catching fish. Dry fly fishing has been a bit hit or miss, but when it's on, it's on. Hoppers, Ants, and Attractors are the flies of choice. Sub-surface, you can either run the dead-drifted Stonefly or Sculpin rig, or the big streamer. The river is fishing well from top to bottom.

Yellowstone Clear Again

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3,530 cfs ⬇️ The Yellowstone has cleared up after the recent mud plugs and is once again fishing great, through the valley as well as further downstream. Fish are increasingly coming up for Hoppers, especially in the mornings and evenings. And as usual, sub-surface fishing continues to be consistent throughout the day. It's a great time to be out on the Stone!

Keep an Eye on the Lamar River

Thursday, August 14, 2014
3,670 CFS ➡️ Judging by the CoolWorks Webcam, there appears to be a bit of off-color water moving down the Yellowstone River. We haven't heard any reports of bad mud, but if we do, we'll let you know. That said, the Yellowstone has been fishing well. The Hopper bite is good in the mornings and mid afternoon, and nymphing will produce fish all day long.

Yellowstone River Looking Good

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
3,780 CFS ➡️ The Yellowstone River has cleared up significantly after the recent mud plugs. The river is looking and fishing great! It's Hopper time over on the 'Stone, so don't forget your foam at home. Hopper fishing has been best in the morning and mid afternoon. It turns off a bit during the day, however our guides have been getting them good on the deep nymph rig.

Yellowstone River clearing up

Sunday, August 10, 2014
4,000 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River is starting to clear up. Expect the water to be fishable the whole way down to Emigrant, and into Livingston by the evening. The 'Stone is known for fishing well after a mud plug has cleared out, so today should be a great day to get out there and catch some fish.

Yellowstone River MUDDY

Saturday, August 9, 2014
4,240 CFS ➡️ The Yellowstone River is blown out today, however judging by the CoolWorks Cam it looks like it's clearing a bit up high. Your best bet for today would be an evening on the Upper Yellowstone River. The flows are still high enough, so this mud shouldn't last too long. It will continue clearing on the upper river today, and we should be back out there soon.

Yellowstone Fishing Well

Friday, August 8, 2014
4,280 cfs ➡️ There is some mud on the Yellowstone moving through town right now, but the mid and upper valley is clearing up and fishing great. Sometimes fishing right behind those plugs can get you into some big, hungry trout. Hopper fishing has been picking up, and we've still been doing well on big nymphs, sculpins, and smaller flashy nymphs. It's a great time to be out on the Stone!

Mud Plug on it's way

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
4,680 CFS ⬆️ Expect to see a mud plug moving down the Yellowstone River during the next 24 hours. The Lamar River spiked pretty good last night, so we should see it soon enough. That said, you'll be good fishing in the Valley today. And fishing has been great. Hoppers, Nocturnal Stoneflies, Flashy BH Nymphs, and Streamers as well. Get out today, as tomorrow will likely be muddy.