The Yellowstone has been fickle with low flows and cooler water temperatures. Large articulated streamers have been the focus for looking for large browns cruising the river. Nymphing can produce a lot of action but be prepared to shake off a few whitefish throughout the day. Baetis hatches have been inconsistent but when the right conditions present themselves, can make for an amazing day of dry fly fishing.
The Month Ahead:
The Yellowstone will be a great option for area fishing through the rest of the month and possibly into early December if mild weather conditions persist. Area tailwaters will become more important as we progress into winter. Keep an eye on the ever changing weather conditions before planning your trip.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
All good things come to an end and the Yellowstone will start to produce some nasty ice shelves in the early Winter – we mostly leave this bad boy alone until April when it wakes back up.