Yellowstone River fishing report (4/5) by Fins and Feathers 8.11.20
By angelamontana

Posted: August 12, 2020

Current Conditions

Nymphing in the mornings with small rubber legs in tans and browns along defined, deep current seams has been good on the lower river. There are a ton of nocturnal stones out right now and the fish will eat these active nymphs in addition to looking up for hoppers throughout the day. We like dropping a small rubberleg off an oversized Chubby Chernobyl as dry/dropper rig below town in the mornings as well. Afternoons are all about the hoppers right now and just pick your color as they all seem to work most of the time. Yes, you can also fish small attractor dries like Para-Wulffs, Purple Haze, and Micro-Chubbies with some pretty good results along current seams and drop-offs too!


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Upper Yellowstone River Webcam – Located above the river in Gardiner, Montana.

Yellowstone River Webcam – Located just upstream of Pine Creek in the Paradise Valley


USGS CFS Data is not available for this date.


Yellowstone River Report 8/11/2020 Streamflow

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