Yellowstone River - Livingston, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Yellowstone River - Livingston, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing is going to be tougher now that the tributaries are starting to pump mud.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Yellowstone River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 2,200 cfs

Visibility: 59 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 40 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: afternoon

Best stretch: Gardiner to Livingston

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime July 4 - October 15)

Nearest airport: Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), Bozeman, Montana

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Yellowstone River Description

The Yellowstone is the longest undamned river in the US. It's also one of the country's premier trout streams. The 'Stone has good populations of Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat trout. It's water types very from rugged canyon's to scenic pastoral floats. The Yellowstone has something to offer any trout angler.

Techniques & Tips

Streamer fishing has been good, but there is a lot of mud starting to pump into the river. Higher water should push fish up against rip-rap banks, so you can nymph stonflies and worms or throw a streamer up against the bank.

7-Day Forecast

Rain and cooler weather might bring the river back into fishable condition.

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