Yellowstone River Fishing Report, October, 2017

Yellowstone a Nice Option Right Now

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1940 CFS @ Livingston - The Yellowstone is a good place to break out your streamer box right now. We have had reports of good streamer fishing in the afternoons above Livingston. Baetis patterns with a purple haze have been productive in spots. Run some nymphs in the tail waters for your best shot at bigger numbers of fish.

Yellowstone hit and miss right now

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1980 CFS @ Livingston - The water is clear right now as the park has stopped pushing dirt into the valley. Afternoons have fished a bit better than early mornings as well. Nymphs are your best bet right now in tailwaters and toward the end of bigger runs.

Yellowstone a bit muddy

Thursday, October 5, 2017
2930 CFS @ Livingston - The water is a little dirty right now near Livingston. Big streamers near the banks could be productive. Stonefly nymphs have been a good choice with most of the fish eating sub-surface meals. Dry fly opportunities using Baetis patterns in the afternoon and evening may be in play as well.

Dirty water clearing up

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
2,930 CFS @ Livingston - The water color looks to be clearing a bit after a dirty start to October. Big streamers near the banks could be productive this week. Stonefly nymphs have been a great way to go with most of the fish eating sub-surface meals. Baetis patterns in the afternoons and evenings may be in play as well.
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