.......................  ....................  ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
06/07/14

June 7, 2014, Fly Fishing Report Yellowstone
National Park and Surrounding Waters

Streams Inside Yellowstone National Park:
(See streams outside the park at the bottom of the page)

Firehole River:
The Firehole River, as usual in the early season, has been the best place to be
fishing in the park since opening day. The flows have been high but clear enough
to fish and those that know the river well, have been doing well. There are a lot of
aquatic insects to worry about including Short-horned Sedges, White Millers and
some Spotted Sedges. Green Sedges are likely to show any day now. The Pale
Morning duns haven't quite got going yet but the old faithful Blue-winged Olives
have been available for the trout to eat since opening day. It won't be long before
the big Salmonflies start hatching in the canyon section of the Firehole.

Gibbon River:
The lower section of the Gibbon River (below the falls) is dropping and clearing up
rather fast. We understand a few fish have been caught there already. Near the
Junction, you can expect many of the same insects to appear as on the Firehole -
Blue-winged Olives, White Millers, Short-horned Sedges and Spotted Sedges. The
upper Gibbon River, above the falls, should come into shape within a couple of
weeks. The meadows and areas in and above the Norris Geyser Basin will be at
least two to three more weeks, if not longer.

Madison River:
The Madison River (in the park), is coming into shape fast. It still has plenty of color
and it is still a little high but anglers have begin to pick up a few fish. You can
expect the same aquatic insects to be available for the trout as mentioned above
for the Firehole. Salmonflies, and not long afterwards, Golden Stoneflies, will begin
to hatch. White Millers, Short-horned Caddis, and Spotted sedges are there now.
Blue-winged olive have been hatching but the water hasn't been in good enough
shape to fish until very recently. Look for the Madison to be a good place to be
within the next week or two.

Gallatin River:
The Gallatin is usually in good shape by the first of July but we expect it to be just a
little late this year. My best guess is the first to the second week of July, but maybe
sooner. It is always a cold river and with a good snow pack this year. We will keep
you updated.

Yellowstone River (Canyon Section):
Water from Yellowstone Lake usually keeps the river fairly clear down to the Lamar
River confluence. My best guess would be July first this year. I'm basing that on the
big snow pack. We will keep you updated.

Gardner River (Above Osprey Falls):
Our best guess is that it will be about the end of the first week of July before this
section of the Gardner gets into good shape.

Gardner River (Below Osprey Falls to Gardiner):
The River is still high and dirty from runoff and will probably be that way until at
least the second or third week of June, maybe later.

Yellowstone River (Black Canyon):
Normally by July the first the river is getting into good shape but expect it to be a
week or two later this year due to the heavy snow pack and water coming from the
Lamar which drains a very high range of mountains. We will keep you updated.

Yellowstone River Above Yellowstone Lake and below he Lake to the
Yellowstone Falls.
Closed until July 15th

Slough Creek:
Normally you would look for Slough creek to be ready around the first of July. I
wouldn't count on it this year. It could be a week or two late clearing up this year
due to the excellent snow pack.  

Soda Butte Creek:
Normally, it is ready to fish by the first of July but again, I think this year it will be a
week or so late.

Lamar River:
This is the last stream in the park to clear and could be in bad shape until the
middle of July. Heavy July thunderstorms can foul it up even after the middle of July.

Lewis River:
The River clear up early below Lewis Lake and our best guess would be the
second week of June before it is clear and in good shape. The section below the
falls (Lewis Canyon) will be a little later than that.

Snake River:
My best guess is it will be at least the middle of July before the Snake River is
fishable inside the park.

Bechler River:
The Bechler River of the Cascade Corner of the park is always late clearing. My
best guess in the middle to the third week of July.

Fall River:
The Fall River of the Cascade Corner of the park is always late clearing.  My best
guess is it will be the middle to the third week of July before it is suitable to fish.

Streams Outside Yellowstone National Park:
Madison River (from Hebgen Lake to Ennis):
Weekly Updated Fishing Report

Yellowstone River (Outside the Park)
Weekly Updated Fishing Report

Gallatin River (Outside the Park)
Weekly Updated Fishing Report

Henry's Fork Snake River Idaho:
Weekly Updated Fishing Report
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