.......................  ....................  ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

July 16, 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) down stream to the
meadows is still in good shape. The upper Gibbon River (above the falls) is in good
shape. Fish are still being caught up to and above the meadows and Norris Geyser

Madison River:
The Madison River (in the park) is becoming too warm for good fishing
opportunities. If you do fish it, we suggest you limit your fishing to very early or very

Gallatin River:
The Gallatin is in good shape and fishing well from top to bottom. There are tons of
caddisflies, Pale Morning Duns, some Green Drakes and other insects hatching.
This will be one of the better locations to fish for the couple of weeks.

Gardner River
The Gardner River is in good shape. Depending on exactly where you fish, you will
find Golden Stoneflies, Little Yellow Stoneflies, Spotted Sedges, Small Western
Green Drakes, Pale Morning Duns, Pale Evening Duns and other insects hatching
from the headwaters above the falls all the way downstream to the Yellowstone

Yellowstone River (Canyon Section):
The water has cleared and is in good shape with Salmonflies, Golden Stoneflies as
well as plenty of mayflies and caddis hatching.

Yellowstone River (Black Canyon):
Salmonflies and Golden stoneflies are hatching along with a host of other aquatic
insects. Upstream thunderstorms can dingy the water but otherwise, the river
should remain in good shape.

Yellowstone River Above Yellowstone Lake and below the Lake to the
Yellowstone Falls.
This section of the river opened for fishing on the 15th of July and is in good
shape. Salmonflies, Golden Stoneflies, Green Drakes, Spotted Sedges, Green
Sedges and other insects are hatching.

Slough Creek:
The creek is still a little high and off color due to recent thunderstorms. Gray
Drakes, Green Drakes, Pale Morning Duns and Spotted Sedges are just a few of
the many hatches that will take place within the next several days.

Soda Butte Creek:
The creek was getting into good shape recently but has a recent rise to it from
thunderstorms. It is still a little off color but should get down to good fishing levels
and clarity very soon.

Lamar River:
The Lamar is still high and off color but that will change very soon. Upstream
thunderstorms can always dingy the water and that happened just recently. It
should drop into good shape within a week or so.

Lewis River:
The River is still a little high but dropping into good shape fast.

Snake River:
The Snake is still a little high and off color but should clear up fast.

Bechler River:
The Bechler River of the Cascade Corner of the park is always late clearing and
this year is no exception. It is still high but should get into good shape within
another week or so.

Fall River:
Like the Bechler, the Fall River of the Cascade Corner of the park is always late
clearing.  It should get into good shape within the next week or so.

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
Options For Selecting Flies:

1. Email us at  
sales@perfectflystore.com with the
dates you will be fishing Yellowstone
Country and we will send you a list of
our fly suggestions. Please allow up to
24 hours for a response.

2. Call us at 800-594-4726 and we will
help you decide which flies you need.

3. Call or email us with a budget for
flies and we will select them and get
them to you in time for your trip.

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