Yellowstone River - In Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Yellowstone River - In Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Yellowstone Fishing Licenses are available at North Fork Anglers in Cody, WY. The upper Yellowstone River in the LeHardy to Mud Volcano section is fishing well. Hatches are there and the trout have been gorging on caddis, green drakes, PMD's and medium sized golden stones or hopper patterns.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 6 / 2020
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Yellowstone River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
North Fork Anglers

Water flow: 2700

Visibility: 55 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Above and below Le Hardy to Mud Volcano area is the only stretch to fish on this part of the Yellowstone. Stake out some space. There are a lot of anglers competing for the trout now.

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Green and gray drakes, PMD's, caddis, golden stones, salmonflies, Flavs.

Fish species: native yellowstone cutthroat trout

Fishing season: July 15 through the first weekend in November

Nearest airport: Cody, WY

Person Fishing in a stream

Yellowstone River Description

THE LEHARDY RAPIDS TO MUD VOLCANO AREA OF THE UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. PRAY FOR MORE SNOW INSIDE YNP THIS WINTER. OUR WILD TROUT COULD USE SOME LOVE....... JUST SAYIN' !! The season begins the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (usually the last weekend in May) and extends through the first Sunday in November.

Techniques & Tips

The trout are eating a plethora of flies - dries, emergers, soft hackles, bead head nymphs use imitations of the flies listed above. Streamers are also working. Black and olive seem to be the better colors for streamers.

7-Day Forecast

Water temps are cold in the morning and warmer by mid-afternoon. Air temperature will be in the 70's to low 80's this week.

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