Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Friday, May 18, 2018

Yellowstone River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:

With a very large snowpack this season, it will be awhile until we are consistently fishing the Yellowstone again. Outside of a very significant cold snap, water levels will most likely continue to rise as we get deeper into May and June. That being said, there is always the chance to have a slight drop in flows and increase in clarity, teamed up with a big caddis hatch. These windows of opportunity will be small and short lived, but if you see the flow chart drop, it may just be worth calling off sick for the day and getting in on some incredible dry fly fishing if conditions align just right this May. Swing by the shop or give us a call if you need an updated report if flows drop.

The Month Ahead:

Water levels will continue to rise with the large snow pack on the Yellowstone this year, through May, June and at least early July. The salmonfly hatch will be interesting over here, and lets hope we have some fishable water when the big bugs start coming off.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

The Yellowstone should be a great option all summer and fall.  With the big snowpack, we should have fantastic fishing throughout August and September this year. Good flows should keep the fish happy.