July 2014

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Weekend Outlook

The outlook is good. The fishing has been excellent on the Yellowstone River the last couple of days. Especially in the mornings; afternoons have been a bit slower. But some of the blame can be placed on yesterday’s afternoon wind. Today’s supposed to be breezy in the afternoon, but things look good for the weekend. […]


We’ve had reports this morning that there’s a good foot and a half of visibility up at Carbella. More green than brown. That sounds fishable to me! And things should be just getting better as the day progresses. So if you’re thinking of heading out on the Yellowstone River today, I say go for it. […]

Go East

There’s mud in the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone River this morning. Pretty much from Gardiner downstream through Livingston (though there may be a “plug” of clearer water up by Point of Rocks). You won’t be alone if you go out towards Big Timber, but at least the fishing reports have been good down there. […]

What Are You Waiting For?

Work? Highly overrated. Go fishing this weekend, if you must. But get out there. We got excellent reports from the Yellowstone River yesterday, both in the Paradise Valley and downstream of Livingston. The trout are eating. They’re eating dead-drifted nymphs and streamers. And they’re eating dries. You can’t really go wrong with your fly choice. […]

Coming into Shape

Fishing on the Yellowstone River is heating up. The river is dropping steadily and is below 10,000 cfs at Carter’s Bridge. Some mud pushed through over the weekend and yesterday, but today the river is nice and green, with plenty of visibility for fishing dries or nymphs. Yesterday, a gold Chubby Chernobyl, size 10, was […]

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