.......................  ....................  ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
07/05/14

July 5, 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 has been the best place to be fishing in the park since opening
day but not any longer. The water temperature is reaching into the low seventies in
places, or too warm for good fishing. The upper Firehole headwaters and some of
its small tributaries can be fished - Little Firehole, Nez Perce creek, etc.

Gibbon River:
The lower section of the Gibbon River (below the falls) has been and still is in good
shape. The upper Gibbon River (above the falls) has very recently gotten into
good shape. Fish are being caught all the way up to the meadows and above
Norris Geyser Basin. The meadows are at their peak with Brown Drakes, Pale
Morning Duns, Spotted Sedges, Green Sedges and Green Drakes hatching.

Madison River:
The Madison River (in the park), is still in good shape but warming up fast to the
point it will become to warm to fish before the month is over. Golden Stoneflies and
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching. White Millers, Short-horned Caddis, and
Spotted sedges are hatching. Green Drakes and Pale Morning Duns are also
hatching.

Gallatin River:
The Gallatin is just now beginning to get into good shape and should be one of the
hot spots to fish the second half of this month.

Gardner River (Above Osprey Falls):
The water is still a little high and cold, but improving fast. By the second half of the
month, it should be in good shape.

Gardner River (Below Osprey Falls to Gardiner):
Salmonflies are hatching and Golden stoneflies should start anytime now. The
Gardner should only get better within the next week.

Yellowstone River (Canyon Section):
The water is off color but possible to fish with streamers and nymphs. It should be
in good shape by the middle of this month.

Yellowstone River (Black Canyon):
The water is still a little high  and off color. Salmonflies and Golden stoneflies will
begin to hatch very soon and the stream condition should improve a lot within the
next week to ten days.

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

Slough Creek:
The creek is still flowing at a higher than normal level and off color. It can be fished
with streamers but it will be far better to wait another week to ten days.

Soda Butte Creek:
Normally Soda Butte is in good shape by now, but not this year. It is still flowing
high and off color. Give it another week to ten days and it will be in good shape.

Lamar River:
This is the last stream in the park to clear and is still high and off color. Give it to
the middle of the month.

Lewis River:
The River is still high and cold but fishable. Streamers would be the best choice.
Give it another week or two.

Snake River:
The Snake is still high and cold. I suggest waiting until at least the middle of July
before fishing it.

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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