|....................... .................... ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
September 25, 2014, Fly Fishing Report
Yellowstone National Park and
Streams Inside Yellowstone National Park:
(See streams outside the park at the bottom of the page)
The Firehole River is one of the best places in the park to fish now and until the
end of the season. There are plenty of Blue-winged olives, Spotted Sedges, White
Millers and Mahogany duns.
The lower section of the Gibbon River (below the falls) downstream to the meadows
will be a good place to be from now until the end of the season. Pre-spawn brown
trout will be moving into the lower Gibbons any time now, if not already. The upper
Gibbon River (above the falls) is okay, but won't last much longer.
The Madison River (in the park) is in great shape and maybe the best place to fish
for the remained of the season. Large browns are already moving out of Hebgen
Lake into the river to spawn later on in October and November and rainbows will
follow them. There's plenty of Blue-winged olives, Spotted Sedges, White Millers
and Mahogany duns. Streamers that imitate sculpin will take the migrating browns
and rainbows. The fish move upstream mostly at night and hold in the deeper pools
and runs during the daytime.
The Gallatin is nearing its end. It is one of the first streams to get cold and at this
time of the season, quite frankly, you can find much better water to fish. Don't get
me wrong, you can still catch trout in the Gallatin but why go to the extra effort.
The Gardner River is in good shape. Browns will move out of the Yellowstone River
into the Gardner to spawn. You will still find some Pale Evening Duns, October
Caddis, Spotted Sedges and a few other insects hatching but streamers may be
your best bet from now to the end of the season. Terrestrials will also work for a
few more days.
Yellowstone River (Canyon Section):
The water is in pretty good shape. The lack of rain has help keep it clear. You will
still be able to catch trout until the end of the season, provided it stays clear.
Yellowstone River (Black Canyon):
Spotted Sedges, Green Sedges, Pale Evening Duns, and a few other insects will
be there for a few more days. October Caddis may be the best bet. . In another two
or three weeks, you could begin to see some October Caddis.
Yellowstone River Above Yellowstone Lake and below the Lake to the
This section of the river is about done for the season. There may be a few more
days you can catch some trout but there is much better water in the park to fish.
The Lamar River is pretty well beat to death on the lower end where the road
follows along nearby. It has remained in good shape for most of the month of
September. Spotted Sedges, Little Yellow Stoneflies, and a fall hatch of March
Browns will be around for a few more days. Ants and beetles are always worth
Soda Butte Creek:
The creek should still be in good shape with some fish still being caught, but those