Yellowstone River Fishing Report, June, 2016

Salmonflies still out on the Yellowstone River

Friday, June 24, 2016
5360 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone River has continued to drop and is in great fishing condition. Salmonflies are moving through and still found on the upper river before the Park in good numbers. Golden Stones, caddis and a few PMDs can also be found. Nymphing a girdle bug with a dropper has been very effective when fish aren't looking up.

Big Bug Bonanza on the Yellowstone!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
7080 CFS@Livingston-The Yellowstone River has been fishing great the past couple of days with the salmonfly hatch in full swing on the Yellowstone. The main body of the hatch is somewhere between Emigrant and Yankee Jim Canyon. The best fishing has been with a large dry fly with a rubberlegs nymph about 2-3' below. Check back for daily updates!

Yellowstone has Salmonflies!

Monday, June 20, 2016
7430 CFS@Livingston-There have been great fishing reports from this past weekend for the Salmonfly hatch on the Yellowstone River. Keep a lookout as well for golden stones, caddis and even a few PMDs. The hatch is somewhere around Emigrant on the upper river. Try a large dry fly and a rubberlegs nymph about 2-3' below it for the best action. Check back daily for updates!

Yellowstone is Getting Close..

Monday, June 13, 2016
9230 CFS@Livingston-The Yellowstone River has been dropping the past couple of days and has seen some improvement in clarity. The big question is the Yellowstone fishable at this time? It is tough to say but you might be able to streamer fish in the valley south of Livingston. Please use extreme caution if you go, and especially around Livingston and downstream of town if you are floating.

Yellowstone High and Muddy

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
12800 CFS@Livingston-At this time the Yellowstone River is too high and muddy to fish. We are in full runoff mode and it should last for the near future on the Yellowstone. It is hard to say when the Yellowstone will come back into fishing shape but be sure we will be watching the flows carefully and will be sure to update our report once we think the Yellowstone is a good option.

Yellowstone River still rising

Friday, June 3, 2016
8370 CFS @ Corwin - While there have been some reports of decent streamer fishing on the Yellowstone River, it has been steadily rising for the past few days and finally looks to be heading into runoff mode. Visibility is down to less than 6" and floating debris is starting to show up. Probably safest to leave it alone for a while.

Yellowstone Still a Possibility

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
It's hard to believe but the Yellowstone River is still a fishable option as of today, but I think with the warm weather that is expected the next couple of days will bring a pretty serious push of runoff. There is about 12"-15" of visibility in the valley and streamer fishing has been good. With the high flows we recommend you exercise caution especially around Livingston while floating.
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