Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The Yellowstone produced some great fishing all summer and as temps drop and the number of anglers on the water drops as well the great fishing should contntue.  Some very big browns are starting to show up and we have seen several 20”+ trout in the nets recently.  Nymphing has been good to outstanding with big streamers dead drifted or rubber legs trailed by lightning bugs or other attractor nymphs.  Stripping streamers produces less action but bigger trout. The smaller dry fly action is good on days with a bit of cloud cover to trigger the baetis hatch as trout sip in soft seams and foam eddies.

The Month Ahead:
The ‘Stone should continue to produce well into November.  Anglers almost vanish in the late fall but mild days with some cloud cover can bring every trout to the surface over late season baetis hatches with not a soul in sight.

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 along until April when it wakes back up.