Yellowstone River Fishing Report by Fins and Feathers 10.1.20
By angelamontana

Posted: October 2, 2020



Current Conditions

The Yellowstone can always be a bit trick this time of year and it really can become the, “You should have been here yesterday” river. This does not mean that it isn’t worth fishing. There are big fish moving and becoming aggressive and when the fishing is hot, it’s hot. Nymphing is the best option often times with a rubberleg, dead drifted sculpin, and a BWO Soft Hackle off the back. Streamer fishing can be really good depending on how the fish are responding but fishing large olive or white streamers can be the ticket. Mess around a little bit and try new things and different patterns, the Stone has a code and it can be cracked.


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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


1840 CFS
On 2020-10-1


Yellowstone River Report 10/1/2020 Streamflow

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