|....................... .................... ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park Fly Fishing Report
The Gallatin River has been producing good catches from its headwaters to the lower
section and beyond. Mayflies are mostly Yellow Quills. There are also some Western
March Browns. There's still plenty of Spotted Sedges and Green Sedges. Terrestrials
including ants, beetles and hoppers are working for anglers.
The Gardner River is in good shape with plenty of Yellow Quills and Pale Evening Duns.
Both Spotted Sedges and Green Sedges are present. Hoppers and other terrestrials
are working good for our customers.
The Yellowstone Grand and Black Canyons have been producing some good catches
except during periods of off-color water. The upper section of the Yellowstone River has
some good and bad reports, depending on who you talk to. Some are reporting more
smaller cutts than normal indicating the park's reduction in Lake Trout program may be
working. I have no way of verifying that and it may be as much rumor as fact. Yellow
Quills and Pale Evening duns are hatching along with some Western March Browns.
Yellow Sallies are still around. There's plenty of Spotted Sedges hatching and laying
eggs during the late daylight hours.
We have received some good reports from customers fishing Slough Creek. The Gray
Drakes or Brown Drakes didn't seem to live up to par but terrestrials are hot as usual. ,
The Lamar has fished well when clear. PMDs are still hatching along with some Small
Western Green Drakes (Flavs). Soda Butte Creek has been hot but crowded. Try
fishing above the meadows. The uppermost sections of the stream is loaded with
smaller size cutthroat
We don't have any recent reports from the Snake or Lewis Rivers. Both produced well
last month. Look for some flying ant falls this month in the slow section of the Lewis
River. I will never forget fishing one a few years ago about the middle of August. There
are a lot of brown trout there and they will come out to play when and if flying ants
blanket the river. Otherwise, Spotted Sedges imitations fished late in the afternoon
would be your best bet.
All of the small brook trout streams are fishing well. This includes those near the
headwaters of the Gibbons and Gardner, Lava Creek, Blacktail Deer Creek, Tower
Creek and others. Many of our customers are reporting good catches from many of the
small, out of the way streams. The Middle River is always good at this time of the
season. The upper Firehole and its tributaries should also be producing.
We still don't have any reports for the Cascade Corner.
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