Yellowstone River Fishing Report, July, 2014

Yellowstone Fishing Well

Monday, July 28, 2014
5,070 cfs ⬇️ The Yellowstone is clear, gradually dropping, and fishing great, through the whole valley and down below too. Nymphing has still been good with bigger rubber legs as well as smaller flashy bugs, but dry fly action has also started picking up. Stoneflies, Caddis, and even a few Hoppers have been productive on the surface. A Chubby/dropper rig is always a good option.

Yellowstone River Looking Great!

Friday, July 25, 2014
5,640 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River has been fishing well after the recent mud plug that moved through. The river is clearing and fishing good from top to bottom. The Valley has been producing great numbers of fish on both nymphs as well as dries. Fish are eating Nocturnal Stone dries in the mornings, then moving on to attractors during the day. It's about time to try a hopper!

Yellowstone River Clearing Up High

Thursday, July 24, 2014
5,820 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River continues to drop, and has started to clear after the big rainstorms a few days ago. The Valley stretch is looking clear today, and the rest of the river will follow. Whatever your preferred technique, fishing has been great. Don't be afraid to throw the big dry, as there are plenty of Nocturnal Stoneflies starting to crawl around.

Yellowstone River Looking Good

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
6,410 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River remains one of the best options around for the drift boat fisherman. It is still a bit high for wading, but out of the boat it is perfect. Nymphing remains the go-to method of fish catching, however they have been getting them on streamers and dries as well. Sculpins, Buggers, Stoneflies, and small attractors are getting the job done sub-surface.

Yellowstone Fishing Well

Sunday, July 20, 2014
7,940 cfs ⬇️ The Yellowstone is continuing to drop steadily and is fishing quite well right now. Fish are still holding along the banks and nymphing is still the word out there-- Zirdles, sculpins, and rubber legs as well as smaller flashy nymphs have been getting it done. Some fish are coming up for Chubbies and other attractors on top as well, and the streamer bite has been pretty good too.

Yellowstone River Fishing Well

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
7,730 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River continues to fish very well. Nymphing has been the way to go, just make sure to get em' deep and along the banks. Sculpin patterns, dead-drifted with flashy nymphs trailing behind are the ticket. Don't be afraid to throw the attractor dry or Chubby Chernobyl with a dropper. Stripping bigger streamers along the banks is moving a lot of nice fish.

Yellowstone River Dropping, Looking Good

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
7,590 CFS ⬇️ Reports from the Yellowstone have been good. Nymphing is the best way to get into the numbers of fish, however if you're looking to target the bigger browns you'll want to bust out the streamer rod. Big streamers casted tight to the banks with a fast retrieve can get those big ones excited. Dry fly fishing with bigger attractors has been producing some fish as well.

Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8,750 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River is still dropping and clearing up. Fishing reports average out to be good. Great at times, but slow other times. That's why we love it though. Nymphing will consistently get you into fish, whether or not they're trout is a different story. Stoneflies are all the way up now, however there will be Nocturnal Stones starting to show up soon in the valley.

Yellowstone River Looking Good, Slight Mud Plug

Thursday, July 10, 2014
9,130 CFS ⬇️ The Yellowstone River continues to drop. We got word that there is a mud plug coming through town this morning after last night. The source is likely Mill Creek, as the whole river did not get blown out. Salmonflies are all the way up to Gardiner, however fishing behind the hatch has been good at times. Streamer fishing has been good in the mornings and evenings.

Salmonflies on the Yellowstone River

Monday, July 7, 2014
10,100 CFS ⬇️ Salmonfly action on the Yellowstone River is heating up! Fishing from Carbella to Carter's has the main action for now. Salmonflies will continue moving up, and so will the fisherman. The parking lot was packed at Carbella and Grey Owl this weekend, however there was plenty of action to go around. Fishing below the hatch has been better than in the thick of things.