Yellowstone River Fishing Report, August, 2019

The Yellowstone River fishing report

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
2,690 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone River is a great late summer option right now. The fish are keyed into terrestrials so a hopper-dropper combo is a great starting setup if you show up around 11 AM. Mornings have been decent but not as productive as afternoon & into the evening. If you're looking to streamer fish grab your favorite yellow one.

The Yellowstone River fishing report

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
3,160 CFS @ Corwin - The recent mud plugs on the Yellowstone have all moved through and the river is back in great shape and fishing well. Hopper dropper is the name of the game right now! Thunder thighs, morrish's, & sweetgrass hoppers are some of our shop favorites. Also, don't forget a gold chubby. For your dropper fly use a big prince nymph.

The Yellowstone River fishing report

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3,550 CFS @ Corwin - There is a little color in the Yellowstone depending on where you float. Above town will most likely have the best clarity. Expect the hopper fishing to slow down for a day or so & pick back up once clarity improves. Nymphing would be a good bet with girdle buggers & stonefly nymphs as well as throwing streamers near the banks.

The Yellowstone River fishing report

Friday, August 9, 2019
3,860 CFS @ Corwin - The hopper and terrestrial fishing on the Yellowstone River is very good right now. Tan and pink hoppers seem to be the hot colors. We have been having hot afternoons so once that heat kicks in focus on the faster water where the fish will most likely be holding. For nymphs, use a girdle bugger or big stonefly patterns.

The Missouri River fishing report

Friday, August 9, 2019
4,940 CFS @ Holter - Trico's are out on the Missouri & have the anglers getting to the river early to chase the hatch. Keep an eye out for the trico spinner fall around 9-10 AM. Caddis are also out & have been the most abundant later on in the day. During the middle of the day use either an attractor pattern or double nymph rig with scuds & sowbugs

The Yellowstone river fishing report

Thursday, August 1, 2019
4,160 CFS @ Corwin - The Yellowstone is seeing a mild mud plug currently. From Livingston to Gardiner will have the clearest water for right now. I wouldn't expect the plug to hang around for long, stay posted for further updates. Dry fly fishing with hoppers & big attractors along the banks has been great. It's worth throwing a streamer as well!
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