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
Focus on some bankside riprap and riffles. The water temperature is heating up, so a lot of the fish have moved into more oxygenated water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Yellowstone River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 3900 CFS

Visibility: 38 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Whenever you can get out

Best stretch: All of it

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Hoppers, Ants, Caddis, PMDs, Tricos

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

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

The hopper fishing has been decent. If it's a little slow change your pattern or try an ant, beetle or attractor dry fly. All have been working, just some better than others depending on the day. Nymphing a stonefly and flashy mayfly is also a great way to pick up fish.

7-Day Forecast

There's a possibility of thunderstorms this week, so keep an eye on flows. A spike in flows could mean there is a plug of dirty water coming down.

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